Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A chapel or porch at the entrance of a church.
- ‘An exceptionally long nave was constructed, which ended with a massive west-work completed in the early C13; the west porch or galilee was remodelled soon afterwards.’
Middle English: from Old French, from medieval Latin galilea ‘Galilee’. Compare with gallery.
A northern region of ancient Palestine, west of the River Jordan, associated with the ministry of Jesus. It is now part of Israel.
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.