Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1One of the thirty-six territorial divisions of ancient Egypt.
- ‘It is the city prefect, vizier, and overseer of the six great lawcourts, Iniotefoker, who commands the stewards of the palace administration who are in the Thinite nome.’
- ‘Under the Old Kingdom there existed a system for recruiting a militia from the nomes and there were officials responsible for training and for logistics, which already displayed a high level of organization.’
2An administrative division of modern Greece.
Early 18th century: from Greek nomos ‘division’, from nemein ‘to divide’.
A city in western Alaska, on the southern coast of the Seward Peninsula; population 3,576 (est. 2008). Founded in 1896 as a gold-mining camp, it became a center of the Alaskan gold rush several years later.
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.