Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A festival, held on 3 May (Holy Rood Day), commemorating the reputed finding of the Cross of Christ by Helena, mother of the emperor Constantine, in ad 326.
- ‘The 3rd of May was called the feast of the Invention of the Cross, and it commemorated in a special manner Saint Helena's discovery of the sacred wood of the Cross.’
- ‘The Invention of the Cross is the name given to the supposed discovery of the cross upon which Jesus Christ had been executed.’
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.