Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(c.1488–1576), Italian painter; Italian name Tiziano Vecellio. The most important painter of the Venetian school, he experimented with vivid colours and often broke conventions of composition. He painted many sensual mythological works, including Bacchus and Ariadne (c.1518–23).
(of hair) bright golden auburn:‘a mass of Titian curls’reddish-brown, tawny, chestnut, russet, coppery, copper, auburn, titian, reddish, ginger, gingery, rusty, rufousView synonyms
Early 19th century: from Titian, by association with the bright auburn hair portrayed in many of his works.
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.