Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In ancient Greece: a statue with the head and extremities made of stone and the trunk usually of wood.
Mid 19th century. From classical Latin acrolithos (Vitruvius), acrolithus (attested in an inscription) having extremities of marble from Hellenistic Greek ἀκρόλιθος having the ends of stone from ancient Greek ἄκρο- + λίθος stone; originally after German Akrolith.
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.