Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The degree to which the tongue is raised or lowered in the articulation of a particular vowel.
- ‘We can estimate the overall average vowel height for a piece by averaging these values together.’
- ‘Recognizing the continual nature of vowel height is consistent with both the phonetic and phonological facts.’
- ‘For example, you should be aware that vowel F1 is strongly correlated with vowel height and that the removal of F1 will remove the main cue for vowel height.’
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.