Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A word in the nominative case that completes a copulative verb, such as son in the sentence Charlie is my son.
- ‘No one cares if your children know what a predicate nominative is except the publishers of grammar workbooks.’
- ‘But I did notice one pattern after a little more searching: ‘the boss of’ tends to occur in predicate nominatives - that is, in noun phrases after some form of be, as in ‘You're not the boss of me’.’
- ‘Later, if you want your child to know what a predicate nominative is, there will be plenty of time for that training.’
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.