Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Usually in plural An issue or practice not considered to be central to a religion, especially Christianity; a religious matter that allows latitude; a non-essential element of a faith. Also: something of a morally neutral nature; a thing which is neither inherently good nor bad.
In predicative use. Of the nature of an adiaphoron or adiaphora.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Taverner (?1505–1575), translator and evangelical reformer. From post-classical Latin adiaphoron (usually in plural, adiaphora) from ancient Greek ἀδιάϕορον (usually in plural, ἀδιάϕορα), something neither good nor bad, use as noun of neuter of ἀδιάϕορος indifferent.
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.