Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(died c.556), Scythian-born monk and scholar. He is noted for developing in 505 the system of dates BC and AD that is still in use today. His calculation of Jesus Christ's incarnation being 753 years after the founding of Rome has since been shown to be mistaken by several years. He is said to have taken the nickname Exiguus (“little”) as a sign of humility.
Dionysius Exiguus/ˌdīəˌnisēəs eɡˈziɡyo͞oəs/
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.