Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A literary work made up of quotations from other authors.
- ‘Centos are a great way to encourage older children to read poetry.’
- ‘This glosa is based on R S Gwynn's Approaching A Significant Birthday He Peruses The Norton Anthology Of Poetry which is itself a cento.’
- ‘This passage is another characteristic cento of references to different Dante texts, although this has not been noted.’
Early 17th century: Latin, patchwork garment, the original sense in English.
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.