Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Belief in oneself as God, or a god; self-deification or self-worship.
Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From Byzantine Greek αὐτόθεος very God (from ancient Greek αὐτο- + θεός God: see theo-) + -ism. With the 19th-cent. and later use in sense 2 compare German Autotheismus and French autothéisme, in same sense.
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.