Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Latin of about AD 200–600.
- ‘It seems to have been one variety of white onion which, in late Latin, bore the name unio, meaning a single white pearl.’
- ‘The origin of the word ‘forest’ believed to come from the late Latin ‘forestis silva’, which was apparently applied to areas of land used by the Emperor Charlemagne for hunting.’
- ‘Classicism, however, is not simply the pursuit of the values inherent in ‘the classic’, despite its common etymological root in late Latin as a term denoting ‘textbook’ excellence.’
- ‘In late Latin it was ‘re-in-plere’, and ‘re-’ had already lost its basic idea of ‘again’.’
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.