Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A part or aspect of something taken as representative of the whole:[mass noun] ‘the magical law of pars pro toto’[count noun] ‘this description is simply by way of a pars pro toto referring to the most important part’
Latin, literally part on behalf of the whole.
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.