Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Middle English: from late Latin, representing Greek ΙΗΣ as an abbreviation of Iēsous ‘Jesus’ used in manuscripts and also as a symbolic or ornamental monogram, but later often taken as an abbreviation of various Latin phrases, notably Iesus Hominum Salvator ‘Jesus Saviour of Men’, In Hoc Signo (vinces) ‘in this sign (thou shalt conquer)’, and In Hac Salus ‘in this (cross) is salvation’.
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.