Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A group of three letters representing one sound, for example German sch-→ trigram
- ‘If three letters together represent a single sound, they constitute a trigraph, such as tch in catch and sch in schmaltz.’
- ‘Similarly, to take the consonant trigraph t c h, the teacher can explain that in this word the three letters together ‘say’ the sound.’
- ‘Both digraphs and trigraphs in French have their origin in history and phonology.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.