Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- archaic spelling of accursed
- ‘It is a God who embodied justice, who had the ‘will to bless those by circumstance accurst’ - in other words, the kind of God dad could believe in, a social God, who helps the downtrodden.’
- ‘Who deserts his father's race, seeks the black blood to debase, which thro' his own veins doth chase, he be accurst!’
- ‘My deerest Lord, blest to be most accurst, Rich onely to be wretched; thy great Fortunes Are made thy cheefe Afflictions.’
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.