Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In Crete: the wild goat, Capra aegagrus, which is frequently depicted in Minoan art.
Mid 19th century. From modern Greek αγρίμι (in Crete) wild goat, (more generally) wild animal, game from Byzantine Greek ἀγριμαῖον wild animal, game (already in Hellenistic Greek as ἀγριμαῖα, plural), use as noun of neuter of Hellenistic Greek ἀγριμαῖος wild, suitable for hunting from ancient Greek ἄγρα hunting, the chase + -ιμαῖος, suffix (from -ιμος, suffix forming adjectives + -αῖος, suffix forming adjectives).
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.