Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The members of a heretical 6th-cent. sect which held that Christ was not omniscient and shared limited knowledge with humans; = "Themistian".
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Stapleton (1535–1598), Roman Catholic theologian. From post-classical Latin Agnoitae, plural from Byzantine Greek ἀγνοηταί (occasionally also ἀγνοίται) heretics who denied the omniscience of Christ from ancient Greek ἀγνοεῖν to be ignorant + -ται, plural of -της, suffix forming agent nouns.
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.