Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1(forming adjectives) belonging to; resembling in nature.‘Alpine’‘canine’
2Forming adjectives from taxonomic names (such as bovine from the genus Bos)
From French -in, -ine, or from Latin -inus.
Forming adjectives from the names of minerals, plants, etc.‘crystalline’‘hyacinthine’
From Latin -inus, from Greek -inos.
Forming feminine common nouns and proper names such as heroine, Josephine.
From French, via Latin -ina from Greek -inē, or from German -in.
1Forming chiefly abstract nouns and diminutives such as doctrine, medicine, figurine.
Forming names of alkaloids, halogens, amines, amino acids, and other substances.‘cocaine’‘chlorine’‘thymine’
From French, from the Latin feminine form -ina.
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.