Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Obviously this relatively recent discovery still has to be thoroughly evaluated and assessed by Egyptologists, Assyriologists and archaeologists in general.’
- ‘In 1872 George Smith, a young Assyriologist at the British Museum, discovered that one of these tablets told the story of a great flood that had covered Earth.’
- ‘One Assyriologist writes, ‘Sennacherib stands out among Assyrian kings as a man of exceptional enterprise and open-mindedness'.’
- ‘First of all, in no chronology proposed by biblical scholars or Assyriologists does the siege of Samaria begin in 722.’
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.