Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Baltic language, related to Lithuanian, spoken in Prussia until the 17th century.
- ‘The Lithuanian language - a part of the Baltic branch of the Indo-European language family - is closely related to Latvian and the now-extinct language known as Old Prussian.’
- ‘The tune to which the words are set is rather more interesting, being the Old Prussian March.’
- ‘His Ivory Tower was conservative and his self-image was Old Prussian - the Prussia of Kant and Frederick the Great, of truthfulness, honour and selfless service, irreconcilable with national socialism.’
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.