Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hexagram used as a symbol of Judaism.
- ‘From Prague, the "Magen David" spread to the Jewish communities of Moravia and Bohemia, and then eventually to Eastern Europe.’
- ‘Every window was taped to protect us from explosions and at the confluence of those strips of tape there appeared a Magen David.’
Early 20th century: Hebrew, literally ‘shield of David’, with reference to David, King of Israel (see David).
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.