Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The strongest accent in a word or breath group.Compare with secondary stress
- ‘The secondary stress can precede or follow the primary stress, and there need not be an intervening syllable.’
- ‘The unstressed syllables don't matter as long as the number of primary stresses remains constant from line to line.’
- ‘A secondary stress after the primary stress is an unreduced syllable in the tail of the tone group.’
- ‘To discover where primary stress goes in the words in this exercise, speak each word aloud and place special emphasis on the syllable that you think should be stressed.’
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.