Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Project backwards.‘the rabbinic interpretation is retrojected into the biblical text’
- ‘In attempting to fill in the blanks, we risk retrojecting our own ideology, technology, cosmology, etc., onto a given metaphor.’
- ‘First, reformations always retroject current concerns into their supposed archetypes.’
- ‘Postmodern readers may not be persuaded that the scientific categories constructed in one culture can so readily be retrojected onto another.’
- ‘First of all the definitions of these terms are anachronistic; they entail the retrojecting of many post-Enlightenment concerns into antiquity.’
Mid 19th century: from retro- ‘backwards’, on the pattern of the verb project.
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.