Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Relating to alchemy:‘thousands proclaim themselves adept that have dealt little with spagyric matter’
- ‘Inevitably the spagyric art requires time for its goals to be accomplished.’
- ‘The corporate philosophy bases on the ‘classical’ tradition of spagyrics and promotes the further development of this therapeutic approach for the future.’
Late 16th century: modern Latin spagiricus, used and probably invented by Paracelsus.
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.