Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The theory (not now generally held) that humans evolved from several independent pairs of ancestors.‘the theory of polygeny is now in disrepute’Compare with polygenesis
- ‘Presentations such as those in the Natural History of the Mammals provided fuel for the fire of polygeny.’
- ‘Although both monogeny and polygeny started out with an appeal to religious doctrine, polygeny was the far weaker of the two, because the idea of separate origins went against scripture.’
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.