Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A stock character in ancient Greek comedy characterized by arrogance, misplaced self-confidence, and a failure to recognize irony. Hence in extended use: a character of this type. Contrasted with eiron.See also eiron
Early 20th century. From ancient Greek ἀλαζών boaster, perhaps from Ἀλαζῶνες (plural), the name of a Thracian tribe mentioned in Herodotus.
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.