Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(63 bc–ad 14), the first Roman emperor; born Gaius Octavius; also called (until 27 BC) Octavian. He was adopted by the will of his great-uncle Julius Caesar and gained supreme power by his defeat of Antony in 31 BC. In 27 BC he was given the title Augustus (“venerable”) and became in effect the first Roman emperor.
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.