Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A modification of the iambic trimeter, in which a spondee or trochee takes the place of the final iambus.
- ‘These are thirteen poems, written in scazons or other iambic metres.’
- ‘A drunk, a brawler, a pathetic lover, Hipponax invented the ‘limping iambic, also known as the scazon,’ and is credited by some with inventing parody.’
Late 17th century: via Latin from Greek skazōn, neuter present participle (used as a noun) of skazein ‘to limp’.
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.