Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Convert (a word or phrase, as a verb or adjective) into a noun, for example, output from put out; the poor from poor.
- ‘Perhaps by analogy with the compounds ‘schoolmate,’ ‘messmate,’ ‘playmate’, Edmund is treating the nominalised adjective as a compound noun.’
- ‘This might even be in some sense true, if the difference in noun/verb balance is mainly due to expressing propositions less often in nominalized form.’
- ‘Some items in the last set might be plural nominalized obsoletes rather than verbs, but the ones I checked were third-person singular verbs.’
- ‘The second construes the process as a thing - the verb has been nominalized by means of the ing suffix - consequently, the temporal aspect of the process has been backgrounded.’
- ‘More or less the same can be said of null subjects in controlled complements in Romanian and in embedded nominalized clauses in Imbabura Quechua.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.