Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The western group of Germanic languages, comprising High and Low German, Dutch, Frisian, and English.
- ‘Today, Germanic languages and peoples fall into two groups: North Germanic or Scandinavian (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Faeroese), and West Germanic (German, English, and Frisian).’
Relating to West Germanic.
- ‘The English language is a West Germanic language that originated in England.’
- ‘Early Anglo-Saxon is a conservative West Germanic tongue, showing so little in the way of Celtic or Latin influence that a prolonged period of mass bilingualism is out of the question.’
- ‘Danish is a North Germanic language closely related to Norwegian and Swedish, and is also related to the West Germanic languages, including German and English.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.