Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An outstanding group of seven people or things.‘the celebrated pleiad of French poets’
- ‘The Alexandrian Pleiad is the name given to a group of seven Alexandrian poets and tragedians in the 3rd century B.C.’
- ‘From the constellation we have sketched out, there emerges an inspirational (although this a subjective preference) pleiad of authors, who in the last five years or so have produced a range of suggestive and effective literary works.’
Early 17th century: from Pleiades.
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.