Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A narrative poem that resembles an epic poem in style, but which is notably shorter.
- ‘This meditation is complicated by the fact that 'Lucrece' is an epyllion, a hybrid genre characterized both by its deployment of vivid description and by its treatment of epic subjects.’
- ‘Perhaps the finest specimen of this hexametric renascence, however, was Charles Kingsley's mythopoetic epyllion 'Andromeda'.’
Late 19th century: from Greek epullion, diminutive of epos ‘word, song’, from eipein ‘say’.
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.