Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Not relating to the Christian Church or its clergy:‘non-ecclesiastical activities in the parish’‘the oldest non-ecclesiastical building in Cornwall’
non-clerical, non-ordained, non-ecclesiastical, secular, temporalView synonyms
- ‘Charles II frequently used it for non-ecclesiastical purposes.’
- ‘In the 6th century tithes were imposed by ecclesiastical law, and by the 8th century they would be enforced by non-ecclesiastical law.’
- ‘It applies in all nonecclesiastical universities, whereas the canonical mission applies only in ecclesiastical faculties.’
- ‘Winchester was the only non-ecclesiastical man of mark who attended Katherine's funeral.’
- ‘Teenagers loved his youthful sincerity and adults his non-ecclesiastical demeanor.’
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.