Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The quality that a linguistic system has of being able to convey meanings, in particular by reference to the world of physical reality.
- ‘Another key element is a network of linked concepts of varying levels of ‘semanticity’, in which activation spreads and indirectly controls the urgencies of new codelets.’
- ‘Evidence of some criteria being met can be seen, i.e., they show some semanticity, prevarication, arbitrariness, and combining ability.’
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.