Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who writes accounts of important or historical events:‘a chronicler of 18th-century American life’
annalist, historian, archivist, diarist, recorder, reporternarratorscribechronologer, chronologist, chronographerView synonyms
- ‘Minutely though Hawkwood's military achievements were recorded by the chroniclers, his motivation has always been hard to discern.’
- ‘More often than not, in contemporary descriptions of such events, diarists or chroniclers simply state that the relics were shown to the people, without specifying where and how.’
- ‘If we are right, and there is unfolding in these very days a great deal of history in the making, we intend to be chroniclers of that history.’
- ‘Medieval chroniclers recorded omens at all great events; for example, Froissart noted a heavy thunderstorm, an eclipse of the sun, and a hovering circle of crows before the battle of Crécy in 1346.’
- ‘A camera makes you many things: a magician freezing time, an artist capturing the essence of a moment, a chronicler keeping a record of memories.’
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.