Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An annual celebration at Oxford University in memory of founders and benefactors.
- ‘Mr Patten will be installed as chancellor at a special ceremony, which will probably be held in tandem with the honorary degree presentation known as Encaenia on June 25.’
- ‘The University has announced that the majority of the degrees will be issued on 22 June, at the University's annual honorary degree ceremony, Encaenia.’
Late 17th century: via Latin from Greek enkainia ‘dedication festival’ (based on kainos ‘new’).
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.