Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- past and past participle of lend
The period preceding Easter that in the Christian Church is devoted to fasting, abstinence, and penitence in commemoration of Christ's fasting in the wilderness. In the Western Church it runs from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday and so includes forty weekdays.
- ‘These aren't the words we would normally want to hear on the day before Lent begins.’
- ‘One of the most enjoyable events in Bolivia is Carnival, the period preceding Lent.’
- ‘To this end he will be eating as little as possible from the beginning of Lent until Easter.’
- ‘Since one must reserve a room six months in advance, I made plans last fall to visit this Lent.’
- ‘During Lent, a visiting priest will celebrate Mass and preach at the Vigil Mass on Saturday night.’
Middle English: abbreviation of Lenten.
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.