Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘He was condemned in 1595 ‘on grave suspicion of heresy’ and forced to make a formal public abjuration.’
- ‘The Inquisition had accepted Cardano's private abjuration, extracting a promise from him never to teach or publish in the Papal States again.’
- ‘The dramatic crisis stems from Galileo's enforced abjuration in 1633 of his belief in a heliocentric universe.’
- ‘The response among younger women to this dilemma, at least in the feverish imagination of the media, has been an abjuration of femininity.’
- ‘Who speaks these terrible abjurations, Kafka the man or Kafka the artist?’
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.