Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A member of a nomadic people of the northern Caucasus from whom the Ossetians are thought to be descended.
Of or relating to the Alans or their language; Alanic.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Vegetius' De Re Militari. From classical Latin Alānus (plural Alānī) member of an ancient Iranian-speaking people, related to the Scythians and Sarmatians from an Iranian ethnonym, apparently from the same Indo-Iranian base as Old Persian ariya + a suffix from the Indo-European base of -an.
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.