Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Capable of being corrected, rectified, or reformed.
curable, treatable, medicable, operableView synonyms
- ‘In fact, he used his supposed elephantine hide to conceal a gentleness and a forbearance that allowed corrigible error and a toughness that demanded quality at all times from the scientists he corrected.’
- ‘Like a person or agent, it had to be corrigible: it had to be possible to deal with the ‘house-builder’ as one deals with oneself, for otherwise there would be no possibility of liberation.’
- ‘This means that knowledge is not only fallible but is also corrigible - it can be corrected by the same sorts of operations as discover errors.’
- ‘It is always corrigible, subject to perpetual modification.’
- ‘We can find support for structuralism within mathematics, even if the support is corrigible.’
- ‘But then all claims to knowledge about the physical world are corrigible, and we must reach provisional conclusions about them on the evidence available to us.’
- ‘The reasoning of the founders of the UN was that the League had failed on account of flaws in its constitution which were identifiable and corrigible.’
- ‘In all such cases, I will argue, political discrimination can be understood in terms of certain corrigible cognitive errors that characterize prereflective xenophobia.’
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘liable to or deserving punishment’): via French from medieval Latin corrigibilis, from Latin corrigere ‘to correct’.
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.