Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A word or phrase that occurs before a determiner, typically quantifying the noun phrase, for example both or a lot of.
- ‘Nevertheless, in the singular, they share some characteristics with plurals: for instance, they occur with predeterminer ‘all’ (‘all the committee’, like ‘all the children’;.’
- ‘For what it's worth, the contrast is even starker for me when the predeterminer is both rather than all.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.