Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The name since medieval times of the Amphitheatrum Flavium, a vast amphitheater in Rome, begun by Vespasian c.AD 75. It held 50,000 spectators, its sections connected by an elaborate network of stairs, and was the scene of various kinds of combat.
From Latin, neuter of colosseus ‘gigantic’, from colossus (see colossus).
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.