Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1[mass noun] Intuitive feeling for the natural idiom of a language:‘it's not genes or culture but Sprachgefühl that sets the French apart from the Finns, and the Russians from the Romanians’
- 1.1 The essential character of a language:‘each language has its own personality, or Sprachgefühl, which limits its speakers to a certain mode of thought’
- 1.1 The essential character of a language:
German, from Sprache speech, a language + Gefühl feeling.
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.