Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A political step or initiative:‘foreign policy démarches’
- ‘The interference of the two kings in Cappadocia led to Roman intervention and a démarche by Sulla.’
- ‘For Churchill or Hitler, such a démarche was unnecessary.’
- ‘By the early 860s he was requesting a bishop successively from the papacy and the Byzantine emperor, and the latter démarche elicited the mission headed by Constantine-Cyril and Methodius.’
- ‘On the 17th, the US Embassy delivered a démarche to the Polish Government.’
Mid 17th century: French, from démarcher take steps.
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.