Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a Latin verb) having active forms in present tenses, and passive forms with active sense in perfect tenses.
- ‘This well-known ‘deponent’ (or more accurately, semi-deponent) also occurs exclusively in the middle/passive, yet it is listed with a middle/passive headword, unlike the two previous examples.’
- ‘These words are actually a subset of ‘semi-deponent’ or ‘partially deponent’ words-verbs that are ‘deponent’ in one or more tense form but not 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.