Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A member of a sect originating in Galatia in the 2nd cent. a.d. who celebrate the Eucharist with bread and cheese.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Taverner (?1505–1575), translator and evangelical reformer. From post-classical Latin artotyrita from Hellenistic Greek ἀρτότυρος bread and cheese + classical Latin -īta.
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.