Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A manner of speaking in which declarative sentences are uttered with rising intonation at the end, as if they were questions.
- ‘She wanted the user to experience first hand the tentative unassertive nature of uptalk.’
- ‘Although I haven't checked this systematically, I've listened to quite a few of the president's speeches, and the long stretches of uptalk in this speech strikes me as a very unusual pattern for him.’
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.