Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(born 1928), US theoretical linguist; full name Avram Noam Chomsky. Noted for expounding the theory of generative grammar, he also theorized that linguistic behavior is innate, not learned, and that all languages share the same underlying grammatical base. Chomsky is known also for his opposition to American involvement in the Vietnam War and the Gulf War. Notable works: "Syntactic Structures" (1957) and "Aspects of the Theory of Syntax" (1965)
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.