Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The son of Zeus and Danae, a hero celebrated for many achievements. Riding the winged horse Pegasus, he cut off the head of the Gorgon Medusa and gave it to Athena; he also rescued and married Andromeda, and became king of Tiryns in Greece.
A large northern constellation that includes a dense part of the Milky Way. It contains several star clusters and the variable star Algol.
- 2.1as genitive Persei /ˈpərsēˌī/ Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation.‘the star Delta Persei’
- 2.1as genitive Persei /ˈpərsēˌī/ Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation.
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.