Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A white marble quarried on Mount Pentelicus near Athens.
- ‘Made of translucent Pentelic marble, it has been called the most perfect building in Europe.’
- ‘Perhaps the most famous chiseled pieces of Pentelic marble are the Elgin Marbles the original statues that decorated the later Parthenon which were taken to England in 1806.’
- ‘This construction was built almost entirely with Pentelic marble and shows 8 columns at its two shorter sides and 17 columns at its longer ones, containing a statue of Athena in its central area.’
- ‘Pentelic marble was used for sculpture as well as for buildings.’
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.