Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Utter (words or sounds) with the lips silently or with barely audible sound, especially when talking to oneself, memorizing something, or reading.
- ‘Despite all my training, subvocalizing into a throat mike was very different after the changes reinforcing my mouth and neck.’
- ‘As she left, she subvocalized, ‘I can talk, Reddie.’’
- ‘A clamor of swallowing noises filled his ears, as the crowd subvocalized, carrying on conversations with distant friends.’
- ‘I could input by subvocalising but I prefer a keyboard, and I could type on a virtual keyboard in the air but I prefer feedback, so keys appear on surfaces near my hands and I type on them.’
- ‘‘Obviously not a very efficient one,’ subvocalised Jacob.’
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.