Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In Pythagoreanism: any one of a collection of maxims, precepts, or propositions, often cryptic in nature, accepted on authority without supporting justification or proof. Frequently in plural Compare acousmatic.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Stanley (1625–1678), poet and classical scholar. Originally in plural from post-classical Latin acousmata or its etymon ancient Greek ἀκούσματα, plural of ἄκουσμα anything heard, rumour, report, oral instruction from ἀκούειν to hear + -μα.
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.