Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A reformed calendar officially introduced by the French Republican government on 5 October 1793, having twelve months of thirty days each, with five days of festivals at the year's end (six in leap years). It was abandoned under the Napoleonic regime and the Gregorian calendar was formally reinstated on 1 January 1806.
- ‘From 1792 to 1806, during the years following the French Revolution, France used a different calendar, the French Republican calendar.’
- ‘France adopted a reformed calendar called the French Republican or Revolutionary calendar, to replace the Gregorian calendar.’
- ‘The French Republican calendar was adopted and went into effect November 24th 1793.’
- ‘This outline will help you convert dates from the French Republican calendar to the standard (Gregorian) calendar.’
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.