Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A song or poem celebrating a forthcoming wedding.
- ‘John Ashbery, in ‘A Blessing in Disguise,’ has written a fast, sure prothalamion for the sometime wedding of oneself to the free friend, to poetry.’
Late 16th century: from Prothalamion, the title of a poem by Spenser, on the pattern of epithalamium.
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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.