Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Denoting or relating to the process by which only certain words or structures can occur naturally, normally, or correctly in the context of other words:‘‘ her ideas ate breakfast’ violates a selectional restriction’
- ‘In both French and English, there is a loosening of selectional restrictions between a verb and its subject, which we observed in the case of English be able to.’
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.