Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Each of the two areas of the earth respectively north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle.
- ‘Wouldn't it be pleasant to have milder temperatures, especially in the temperate and frigid zones?’
- ‘The earth's axial tilt divides it into three main climatic zones: the tropical or torrid zone, the temperate zones, and the polar or frigid zones.’
- ‘Strabo locates the frigid zone, or arctic circle, at 54° distance from the equator.’
- ‘The limits of the zones can be defined by circles drawn on both sides of the equator and parallel to it, namely, by two circles which enclose the torrid zone, and by two others, following upon these, which form the two temperate zones next to the torrid zone and the two frigid zones next to the temperate zones.’
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.