Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Characterized by or including a metrical unit or combination of units (a line, pair of lines, or strophe) traditionally associated with Alcman, especially (in Latin poetry) one in which dactylic hexameters alternate with dactylic tetrameters.
Mid 18th century. From post-classical Latin Alcmanius + -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.