Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A similarity between words in spelling but not in pronunciation, e.g., love and move.
- ‘Sound/wound: is this a full sonic rhyme or an eye rhyme?’
- ‘Thus, an eye rhyme is just a traditional rhyme in which the past identity on which the rhyme is based is preserved in the spelling.’
- ‘Many older English poems contain rhymes that were originally true or full rhymes, but as read by modern readers are now eye rhymes.’
eye rhyme/ˈī ˌrīm/
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.