Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sentence that resembles a cleft sentence by conveying emphasis or politeness through the use of a relative clause, such as what we want is representing we want.
- ‘Apparent examples of wh-movement are pseudoclefts in which the initial wh-phrase is a predicate and the following material is a headless relative clause in subject position.’
- ‘Higgins (1973) distinguished predicational and specificational pseudoclefts, and showed that, unlike predicational pseudoclefts, specificational pseudoclefts exhibit a variety of syntactic and semantic connectivity effects, i.e. the post-copular phrase behaves in some ways as if it ‘sits’ inside the free relative subject.’
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.