Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Jewish History. A girdle made of fine linen, used especially by Jewish priests.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Lodge (1558–1625), author and physician. From post-classical Latin abanet and its etymon Hebrew 'aḇnēṭ belt, girdle (Leviticus 8:13), perhaps an Egyptian loanword.
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.