Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The third part of an ancient Greek drama, in which the action is heightened for the catastrophe.
- ‘Could there be a better place to pause in that sentence; isn't it almost an absurdly early catastasis, or the foreshadowing of catastasis?’
- ‘‘Non enim excursus hic ejus, sed opus ipsum est,’ he quotes in the seventh volume, gently chiding any reader who might still, at that late date, be hoping for the traditional sequence of protasis, epitasis, catastasis, catastrophe, and peripeteia.’
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.