Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Allegorical interpretation; specifically the method of interpreting scripture allegorically rather than literally. Compare "allegorist".
2The use of allegory in a story, picture, etc.
Early 18th century. From allegory + -ism. Compare French allégorisme.
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.