Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A noun formed as an inflection of a verb and partly sharing its constructions, such as smoking in smoking is forbidden.See -ing
- ‘Since ousia is a verbal noun formed from the participle on, this is not a perspicuous statement.’
- ‘The tendency then to mark new findings through invention of verbal nouns is recurrent and may elicit the criticism of jargon-infested prose.’
- ‘To avoid exceedance one has to write a rather awkward construction involving the verbal noun exceeding.’
- ‘‘Taqlid’ is actually a verbal noun which means ‘to gird your neck with a band’.’
- ‘Islam in Arabic is a verbal noun, meaning self-surrender to God as revealed through the message and life of his Prophet, Muhammad.’
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.