Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Originally in Roman architecture: a niche (for a statue), especially one framed by two columns supporting a pediment or an entablature; such a structure forming a shrine.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Philipot (d. 1682), poet and writer. From classical Latin aedicula small room, small house, small shrine, chapel, tomb, sepulchre from aedēs, aedis dwelling place, house, temple, sanctuary, shrine, tomb, sepulchre + -cula.
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.