Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A metrical pattern for hymns in which the stanzas have four lines with 6, 6, 8, and 6 syllables.
- ‘In my edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern (With Accompanying Tunes), I discovered eleven Watts hymns: one in short meter, six in common, four in long.’
- ‘All but a few of the psalms were presented in four-line stanzas in short metre, common metre, or long metre.’
- ‘He used poetical and literary forms never before known to Punjabi, such as short metre and blank verse.’
- ‘It was then that he experimented with a new form - short metre and a pleasing colloquial tone.’
- ‘Common metre, short metre and long metre are almost always referred to by their letter abbreviations (CM, SM, LM).’
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.