Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
State a fact about the past based on inference or deduction, rather than evidence.
- ‘On the other hand, the ‘theory of moves,’ which is founded on game theory but radically changes its standard rules of play, does retrodict, or make past predictions of, the leaders' choices.’
- ‘The observation fitted a prediction of the theory, rather than the theory retrodicting an already observed phenomena.’
- ‘The only measure of success here is how well the models retrodict climate.’
1940s: on the pattern of predict.
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.