Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A figure of speech involving repetition of a word in a different sense.
Late 16th century. From post-classical Latin antanaclasis figure of speech involving repetition of a word in a different sense (636 in Isidore; in classical Latin in Quintilian as a Greek word) from Hellenistic Greek ἀντανάκλασις reflection, echo, also figure of speech involving repetition of a word in a different sense (in scholia (medieval Greek or earlier) on Apollonius Rhodius 1. 746) from ancient Greek ἀντι- + ἀνάκλασις, after Hellenistic Greek ἀντανακλᾶν to reflect, bend back.
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.