Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Change (an element) from one having lexical meaning into one having a largely grammatical function.
- ‘The lexical items that become grammaticalized must first serve commonly needed discourse functions.’
- ‘The fact that concepts are grammaticalized differently in different languages is a major problem for translation, especially for machine translation.’
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.