Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In Hegelian philosophy: the process by which the conflict between two opposed or contrasting things or ideas is resolved by the emergence of a new idea, which both preserves and transcends them.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Philip Schaff (1819–1893), theologian and historian. From German Aufhebung (in specific use in Hegelian philosophy, after similar use of the corresponding verb aufheben) from auf- + Hebung (from heben + -ung).
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.