Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Astrological matters; astrological facts.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in James Sanford (fl. 1567–1582), translator. Originally from post-classical Latin astrologica (neuter plural) matters or facts of astrology, treatise on astrology from ancient Greek τὰ ἀστρολογικά, use as noun of neuter plural of ἀστρολογικός.
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.