Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Occurring immediately before a vowel:‘Ulster vernaculars have palatalization of initial k in certain prevocalic positions’
- ‘There's no rule for how to pronounce/write one of the function words when it appears phrase-finally - but all signs point to the prevocalic form being the special case and the preconsonantal form being the default case.’
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.