Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Each of two or more words spelled the same but not necessarily pronounced the same and having different meanings and origins (e.g., bow and bow)→ bow
- ‘A number of words were tagged in the texts to separate homographs, so that ‘will’ is separated into verb and noun forms, ‘that’ into conjunctive, relative and demonstrative ones, and so on.’
- ‘The target pool consisted of 100 homographs divided into 20 sets of 5 each.’
- ‘Other homographs have known to cause problems even for native speakers.’
- ‘Identification and explanation: The homograph ‘head’ can be interpreted as a noun meaning either chief or the anatomical head of a body.’
- ‘They may, however, be put off by homographs and polysemous words, such as the various uses of ‘bank’ and ‘crane’.’
- ‘But there are huge numbers of homophones that are also homographs: pen ‘writing implement’, pen ‘enclosure for animals’, and pen ‘penitentiary’, to choose a textbook example.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.