Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(d.203 BC), Roman general and statesman; full name Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus; known as Fabius Cunctator. After Hannibal's defeat of the Roman army at Cannae in 216 BC, Fabius successfully pursued a strategy of caution and delay in order to wear down the Carthaginian invaders. This earned him his nickname, which means ‘delayer’.
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.