Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Of or using conjunctions:‘syndetic coordinations’
- ‘Coordinating conjunctions are mainly used in compound syndetic sentences to link (coordinate) two or more independent ideas.’
- ‘This is syndetic coordination, since a coordinating conjunction is present.’
- ‘In the following exchange, note the use of simple clauses and sentence fragments joined by syndetic or asyndetic co-ordination.’
Early 17th century: from Greek sundetikos, from sundein bind together.
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.