Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(106–43 BC), Roman statesman, orator, and writer; full name Marcus Tullius Cicero. As an orator and writer Cicero established a model for Latin prose; his surviving works include speeches, treatises on rhetoric, philosophical works, and letters. A supporter of Pompey against Julius Caesar, in the Philippics (43 BC) he attacked Mark Antony, who had him put to death.
A town in north-eastern Illinois, just west of Chicago; population 80,414 (est. 2008)
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.