Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Celtic symbol consisting of three legs or lines radiating from a centre.
- ‘According to Norse mythology, the triskelion was a symbol of the movement of the sun through the heavens.’
- ‘The cauldron-triple spiral triskelion in my masthead is a Celtic symbol of the 3-fold aspect of the Sacred Feminine - as maiden, mother and crone.’
- ‘Boars, hounds, triskelions, and gem inlays figure in Celtic metalwork from the early Iron Age to the end of distinctly Celtic forms.’
Mid 19th century: from tri- ‘three’ + Greek skelos leg.
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.