Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A medieval Latin hymn on the suffering of the Virgin Mary at the Crucifixion.
- ‘‘Stabat Mater’ is particularly associated with the Stations of the Cross.’
- ‘The concept of ‘God’ in Christianity is male, yet in the Stabat Mater and one other great religious text, the Magnificat, we find a unique feminine perspective.’
From the opening words Stabat mater dolorosa ‘Stood the mother, full of grief’.
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.