Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The expression of thought by symbols or characters; the symbols or characters collectively.
- ‘This aim of this project was to bring together ancient charactery with contemporary technologies.’
- ‘Dong Ba Scriptures are actually a kind of religious charactery written down manually by the Dong Ba wizard.’
- ‘Soon Widge finds that his skill in charactery is wanted for another reason - to secretly transcribe, and thus steal, Shakespeare's play, Hamlet.’
- ‘Soon, however, Widge learns that Dr. Bright's sermons are not all his own but instead collections of other minister's sermons that Dr. Bright had him transcribe in an unusual style of charactery, a swift form of shorthand code writing, which Dr. Bright invented himself.’
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.