Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A period of five years.
- ‘37 years ago my first secretary was a lady who has remained my friend for nearly 8 lustrums (4 decades) and today is a leading lady lawyer in Los Angeles who has never lost a case in court.’
- ‘The book is dedicated to Nygren's wife Irmgard "in thankfulness for seven lustrums of theological cooperation."’
Late 16th century: from Latin, originally denoting a purificatory sacrifice after a quinquennial census.
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.