Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Anno Domini (used to indicate that a date comes the specified number of years after the traditional date of Christ's birth).
AD is normally written in small capitals and is traditionally placed before the numerals, as in AD 375 (not 375 AD). The reason for this is that AD is an abbreviation of anno domini, which means ‘in the year of our Lord’. However, when the date is spelled out, it is normal to write the third century AD (notAD the third century). Compare with BC
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.