Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A prayer to the Virgin Mary used in Catholic worship. The first line is adapted from Luke 1:28.Also called Hail Mary
- ‘Highlights include Ave Maria and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, but nobody's going to buy it in January.’
- ‘Triptych contains an Ave Maria, a Christmas Ode, and an Easter Cantata, all fairly brief.’
- ‘It contains fourteen well known hymns such as Amazing Grace, Ave Maria, Be Still.’
Middle English: the opening words in Latin, literally Hail, Mary!.
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.