Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A puritan religious sect based originally in southern France, now chiefly in Italy and America, founded c.1170 by Peter Valdes (d.1205), a merchant of Lyons.
- ‘The poorly equipped Waldenses (also called Vaudois) offered heroic resistance.’
- ‘In Germany it targeted a sect called the Waldenses, and pantheists.’
- ‘The proclamational approach of the book of Acts had gradually transferred from Rome to the sectarian movements of the early and mid-Middle Ages: e.g. Paulicians, Albigenses, and Waldenses.’
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.