Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A word or metrical foot of three syllables.
- ‘When the word ‘scientist’ was first spoken in 1833, it was meant as a joke: its coinage first drew laughs and later was attacked as ‘an American barbarous trisyllable.’’
- ‘The signal of the middle syllable of each trisyllable pronunciation is then extracted to make a synthesis unit.’
- ‘A disyllable or disyllabic word has two syllables, a trisyllable or trisyllabic word has three.’
- ‘A disyllable consists of two syllables, and a trisyllable of three.’
- ‘Exercises involving spondees and trisyllables in isolation and in simple sentences, as well as picture-based sentence identification exercises are included.’
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.