Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Scandinavian S-shaped bronze trumpet dating from the Bronze Age.
- ‘The Danish lur was in use from the 10th century bc to the 8th; and the Roman lituus, bucina, and cornu, and the Celtic carnyx, date from some centuries later.’
- ‘The change in pace is subtle and almost negligible, and yet its mellow lure propels the song beyond the gloom.’
- ‘The Cathedral choir will sing the piece, and Mr Selvik will himself play the lur, a Norwegian hunting horn which belonged to the late King Olav, and which was gifted to the centre.’
Danish and Norwegian, originally denoting a wooden shepherd's horn.
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.