Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A term that identifies the same object or individual in every possible world.
- ‘All these symbols are to be regarded as rigid designators.’
- ‘Let's call something a rigid designator if in every possible world it designates the same object, a non-rigid or accidental designator if that is not the case.’
- ‘Kripke held that the behavior of names in these environments can only be explained if we think of the names as being rigid designators - i.e., as devices which rigidly pick out an individual across possible worlds.’
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.