Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A preliminary action or event; a prelude.preliminary, overture, opening, preparation, introduction, start, beginning, curtain-raiser, lead-in, precursor, forerunner, harbinger, heraldView synonyms
- 1.1 A preliminary essay or article.
Early 17th century: from Latin prolusio(n-), from prolus- ‘practised beforehand’, from the verb proludere, from pro ‘before’ + ludere ‘to play’.
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.