Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pointer on the rete of an astrolabe or on a similar instrument.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340–1400), poet and administrator. From post-classical Latin almuri from Arabic al-murī from al the + murī, colloquial variant of literary Arabic mur'ī indicator, use as noun of active participle of arā to show, to demonstrate from the same base as ra'ā to see.
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.