Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The method of calculating dates using the Gregorian calendar. The Gregorian superseded the Julian calendar in Britain, Ireland, and British colonies in 1752.‘in 1760 New Style’
- ‘It was common even fifty years afterwards to refer to dates as either Old Style or New Style to distinguish pre-1752 ones from later ones and to refer to January 5 as Old Christmas Day.’
- ‘On the 13th of March, New Style, I was once again running errands for Mama throughout the palace.’
- ‘Kepler's birth data corresponds to 13: 53 GMT, 6th January 1572 New Style, lat: 47°N36’; long: 7°E39'.’
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.