Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The mode represented by the natural diatonic scale B–B (containing a minor 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 7th, and a diminished 5th).
- ‘Thus, much of his analysis derives from his asking participants whether, and how, a specific chord ‘feels’ like a tonic or a subdominant, etc., or whether a guitar riff ‘feels’ in the Locrian mode, etc.’
Late 19th century: Locrian from Greek Locris, a division of ancient Greece, + -ian; named after an ancient Greek mode but not identifiable with it.
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.