Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An error in chronology, in which an event is given an earlier date than the true one.
- ‘But if one means by the term what Petty meant by it, the prochronism is one of decades, not centuries.’
- ‘Sir Thomas did not know that the prochronism which he thought absurd pervaded every part of organic structure.’
Mid 17th century: from pro- ‘before’ + Greek khronos ‘time’ + -ism.
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.