Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A process of modernization of the policies and institutions of the Roman Catholic Church, initiated by the Second Vatican Council (1962–5).
1960s; earliest use found in Life. From Italian aggiornamento process of revision or modernization, updating from aggiornare to fix a date for (a trial, hearing, etc.), to modernize, review, bring up to date (a book, opinion, custom, etc.) + -mento, after French ajournement.
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.