Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Rhyming in which the words sound the same but do not rhyme perfectly.Also called off rhyme
- ‘That truth is represented not only in content but also in the word-play involved in using ‘cover’ and ‘over entirely’ to create a near rhyme ending of ‘recovery.’’
- ‘On the other hand, Southern and Midland American English add a vowel not used elsewhere in words like loft which results in a near rhyme with lout.’
- ‘We talked to the students again about ‘forced rhyming’ and ‘near rhymes,’ then asked them to continue their rhyming list (in a different colored marker) by adding forced-and near-rhymes.’
- ‘This is a near rhyme for another word which uses the same Arabic letters.’
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.