Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sentence in which an element is emphasized by being put in a separate clause with the use of an empty introductory word such as it or that, e.g., it's money we want; it was today that I saw him; that was the King you were talking to.
- ‘Two explanations have been proposed for the formation of the Japanese cleft sentence.’
- ‘They weren't necessarily treating the construction itself as a cleft sentence.’
- ‘You can move it to the front of a cleft sentence.’
- ‘The first clause of a cleft sentence consists of It, a form of the verb be, and the focused item.’
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.