Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A line on a dialect map marking the boundary between linguistic features.
- ‘Although isoglosses are displayed as lines, they are actually transition areas where pronunciation gradually changes.’
- ‘The following map, for example, shows several isoglosses for different grammatical features of Anishinaabemowin.’
- ‘However, the conclusion maps used in the research are not synthetic but they are drawn up using isoglosses to present the findings.’
- ‘Such boundaries are called isoglosses and are themselves subjected to various shades of definition.’
- ‘All words belonging to the same isogloss must have sound correspondences and clear similarities in form and meaning.’
Early 20th century: from iso- ‘equal’ + Greek glōssa ‘tongue, word’.
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.