Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(c.1267–1337), Italian painter; full name Giotto di Bondone. He introduced a naturalistic style showing human expression. His name is associated with the legend of “Giotto's O,” in which he is said to have proven his mastery to the Pope by drawing a perfect circle freehand. His works include the frescoes in the Arena Chapel in Padua (1305–08) and the church of Santa Croce in Florence (c.1320)
A European space probe which photographed the nucleus of Halley's comet in March 1986.
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.