Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used to name the person who comes second in an examination or is runner-up for an award:‘winner: J. W. Wright; proxime accessit: T. G. Broadbent’
- ‘The Committee for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology gives notice that the Junior Prize of £300 will be offered for competition in Michaelmas Term. At its discretion, the Committee may award a proxime accessit prize.’
- ‘I got 3 subject prizes (English, Gàidhlig, and Modern Studies) and the not-exactly-exalted position of Proxime Accessit, being the prize for getting the second highest results in the Highers the previous year.’
Latin, literally came very near.
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.