Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A point at which a word is split between two lines of text by means of a hyphen.‘bad word breaks at the end of lines’
- ‘And of course Syriac has, like all Semitic languages, word breaks.’
- ‘Nor do her choppy word divisions sound trite.’
- ‘Try it though, it's good; with capitals and word breaks and all, it turns very quickly into a basic form of beat poetry.’
- ‘In 1986, the Press published a third work, The Oxford Spelling Dictionary, compiled by R. E. Allen, which also gives word divisions.’
- ‘All the word breaks and line lengths have been worked out for them; when a line has a few extra characters, and needs to be slightly condensed, the text is highlighted in green.’
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.