Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(100–44 bc), Roman general and statesman; full name Gaius Julius Caesar. He established the First Triumvirate with Pompey and Crassus in 60 and became consul in 59. Between 58 and 49 he fought the Gallic Wars, invaded Britain 55–54, and acquired immense power. After civil war with Pompey, which ended in Pompey's defeat at Pharsalus in 48, Caesar became dictator of the Roman Empire. He was murdered on the Ides (15th) of March in a conspiracy led by Brutus and Cassius.
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.