Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Treated as plural. A confederation of Germanic peoples originally occupying southwest Germany between the Rhine, the Main, and the Danube, and later parts of Switzerland and Alsace.
Old English; earliest use found in Orosius' History. From post-classical Latin Alemanni, plural noun (4th or 5th cent. in Jerome; from 9th cent. in British sources; also Alamanni; compare Hellenistic Greek Ἀλαμανοί, plural noun (3rd cent. A.D.)) from an unattested Germanic compound from the Germanic base of all + the Germanic base of man.
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.