Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The mode represented by the natural diatonic scale F–F (containing an augmented 4th)
- ‘It works pretty well until we encounter a B-natural in the final declaration of ‘Happy Birthday,’ suggesting a brief flirtation with the Lydian mode.’
- ‘Gangloff moves over to the tambouria for a full exploration of the Lydian mode - the mode you get if you play a scale from the 4th note of a major scale.’
- ‘Every leading Classical composer, through Brahms, always used the Lydian mode and its Mozart treatment of Bach's Royal Theme, as a reference point of composition.’
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.