Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A term for hell.
the netherworld, the abode of the dead, the land of the dead, the infernal regions, the inferno, the nether regions, the abyssView synonyms
- ‘Now it is good for nothing, but to cumber the ground, and furnish fuel for Tophet.’
Late Middle English: from Hebrew tōp̱eṯ, the name of a place in the Valley of Hinnom near Jerusalem used for idolatrous worship, including the sacrifice of children (see Jer. 19:6), and later for burning refuse.
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.