Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Philosophy and Psychology. In the terminology of the German biologist Richard Wolfgang Semon (1859–1918): designating the phase following the initial excitation of a sensation; belonging or relating to such a phase.
Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From ancient Greek ἀκόλουθος following + -ic. In sense 1 after German akoluthisch.
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.