Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1The rite of sprinkling holy water at the beginning of the Mass, still used occasionally in Catholic churches.
- ‘The asperges may be done after the Renewal of Baptismal Vows at the Easter Vigil.’
- ‘At the Eucharist with the September CPT delegation, we began the liturgy with asperges.’
- 1.1another term for aspergillum
Late 16th century: the first word of the Latin (Vulgate) text of Psalms 51:9 (literally thou shalt purge), recited before Mass during the sprinkling of holy water.
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.