Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Divination from the cracks in a burned animal shoulder blade, traditional among some North American hunting peoples.
- ‘So, because our understanding of divination comes to us artificially narrowed by Roman practice, we might consider using the concept mantic or mancy (as in scapulimancy or geomancy and so on), which has a different history.’
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.