Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(3rd century bc), Greek astronomer; known as Aristarchus of Samos. Founder of an important school of Hellenic astronomy, he was aware of the rotation of the earth around the sun and so was able to account for the seasons.
(c.217–145 bc), Greek scholar; known as Aristarchus of Samothrace. The librarian at Alexandria, he is noted for his editions of the writings of Homer and other Greek authors.
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.