Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A specialized language or jargon associated with a specific group or context.
- ‘In some areas, there were sublanguages for use in the presence of certain relatives, for communicating with children, or for ceremonial occasions.’
- ‘One of these sublanguages has recently originated at the boundary between Russian and English speaking cultures.’
- ‘Although he didn't put it this way, the distributions in sublanguages are very sharp, light-tailed.’
- ‘On the contrary, the urge to catalog and describe sublanguages accurately implies a certain amount of respect.’
- ‘It's important to mention that sublanguages and controlled languages are not mutually exclusive.’
- ‘It's a sublanguage under ‘Sepik’ and is spoken on Papua New Guinea, apparently by a race of mathematical savants.’
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.
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