Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The forms of a verb from which all other inflected forms can be deduced, for example swim, swam, swum.
- ‘To sum up, to use any verb fully, you must know two things: (1) all the principal parts of the verb, and (2) the rules governing the conjugation of English verbs.’
- ‘Better grammars (like Smyth) will give you that sort of information in their full discussion of the morphology of verbs; they will also give you lists of principal parts of most irregular verbs.’
- ‘Asked to recite the principal parts of the verb ‘to eat’, the irrepressible Hyman Kaplan suggested the following: ‘eat, ate, full.’’
- ‘The stronger the principal parts of speech, the stronger the writing,’ ASNE judge Cunningham said.’
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.