Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A group of three letters representing one sound, for example German sch-.
- ‘If three letters together represent a single sound, they constitute a trigraph, such as tch in catch and sch in schmaltz.’
- ‘Both digraphs and trigraphs in French have their origin in history and phonology.’
- ‘Similarly, to take the consonant trigraph t c h, the teacher can explain that in this word the three letters together ‘say’ the sound.’
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.