Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
proper nounEgyptian Mythology
A goddess of fertility, wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. Her worship spread to western Asia, Greece, and Rome, where she was identified with various local goddesses.
A name for the part of the River Thames that flows through Oxford.
From Latin Tamesis, the Roman name for the Thames, of Celtic origin.
Early 21st century: acronym from Islamic State in Iraq and Syria or Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham ( ‘Syria’ or ‘the Levant’).
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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.