Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A glide produced just following the articulation of another speech sound.Compare with on-glide
- ‘In most contemporary dialects, it's a diphthong with a high front off-glide, so you might take it as mixed on the hot-or-not dimension.’
- ‘There are many dialects of English that fully vocalize syllable-final/l /, turning it into a high back off-glide, and for speakers of these dialects, vows and vowels have merged phonologically.’
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.