Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Epicurus died in the second year of the 127th Olympiad, in the archonship of Pytharatus, at the age of 72.’
- ‘This took place in the archonship of Hegesias, five years after the first establishment of his rule.’
- ‘After the war, Aristides was instrumental in making the archonships open to all male citizens.’
- ‘In addition, anyone convicted of dishonouring his parents could be struck off the citizen-lists and was considered automatically disqualified from an archonship, or from the right to address the people.’
- ‘His popular support and his membership to the council of the Areopagus, following his archonship in 525, probably gave Cleisthenes the authority to begin to install the democratic system.’
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.