Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Fars (under Arabicisation P becomes F) and Persia are virtually interchangeable, much in the same way Holland (the major province) and Netherlands (the nation) are.’
- ‘The word ‘Jerusalem’ does not appear in the Qur'an but the city is referred to as Iliya ’, an Arabicisation of its Roman name, Aelia, and as Bayt al-maqdis’ (the holy house ’).’
- ‘The M.A. degree by courses is awarded in the following specializations: Arabic Language, English Language, Translation and Arabicization and Diplomatic Studies.’
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.