Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Tannaitic material which is not incorporated in the Mishnah.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Jewish Quarterly Review. From post-biblical Hebrew bāraiṯā and its etymon Aramaic barrāyĕṯā, lit. ‘external (material)’, short for maṯnīṯā barrāyĕṯā (emphatic form) external Mishnah from maṯnīṯā Mishnah + bāraiṯā external.
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.