Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The Irish Gaelic language up to c.1000, from which modern Irish and Scottish Gaelic are derived.
- ‘Approximately fifty Old Irish law texts survive in copied versions - often incomplete - with many shorter fragments from intermediate manuscripts now lost.’
- ‘The structure of Old Irish, says Professor Watkins, can be compared only with that of Vedic Sanskrit or Hittite of the Old Kingdom.’
- ‘The Old Irish saying which summed up the heroic life of Cú Chulainn - ‘fame is more lasting than life’ - could stand too for Presley, whose posthumous career has lasted longer than his earthly one.’
- ‘This ‘deep’ primoridial root also appears to underlie Old English scinu (Modern English shin), Old High German scina needle, Old Irish scian knife, Greek schizein to split, and Latin scindere to cut.’
- ‘Finally, I should state that while I hold a total of five degrees in history, archaeology and Old Irish from University College Dublin, University of Durham, University of Oxford and Trinity College, I am not, unfortunately, a lawyer.’
- ‘If they had been written at the time, they would have been in the Old Irish forms: Dalriata, Fergus and Erca.’
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.