Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The creation of an ingressive airstream in the mouth by use of tongue contact with the velum, used to make clicks.Contrasted with pulmonic airstream
- ‘The sounds produced by velaric airstream are called clicks.’
- ‘This so-called velaric airstream mechanism is always ingressive (the air is sucked in) and can only be used for stops and affricates.’
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.