Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
There is so much knowledge to acquire that a lifetime is not sufficient.
- ‘Goethe said that art is long, life is short.’
- ‘They can be summed up in such Latin expressions as: ars longa, vita brevis (art is long, life is short) ora pro scriptore (pray for the scribe) finis coronat opus (the end crowns the work) errare humanum est (to err is human) scriptori vita (long life to the scribe).’
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.