Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The adoration of the host or the bread consecrated in the Eucharist.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Martin Fotherby (c1560–1620), bishop of Salisbury. From post-classical Latin artolatria from ancient Greek ἀρτο-, combining form of ἄρτος bread + post-classical Latin -latria.
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.