Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A short cloak worn by men in ancient Greece.
- ‘Greek men tended to travel light, with only a pouch slung over their shoulder containing a single change of clothes - a short cape or chlamys; some cooking utensils; and a woollen blanket for bedding.’
- ‘David wears the adult dress of a Byzantine courtier, consisting of an ankle-length chlamys and a long-sleeved tunic.’
- ‘Hermes stands behind Athena at the far right of the scene, and he wears petasos, chlamys, and winged shoes, and carries his kerykeion.’
- ‘David is shown as a young, beardless figure with short, dark hair, clad in a purple chlamys, fastened at the shoulder (though no fibula is represented), beneath which a white and golden yellow garment can be seen.’
- ‘Getting up I went to my sideways closet and pulled out a light civilian chlamys, cursing the lack of rotation in the habitation section all the way.’
- ‘I nodded as I turned my back and finished stripping out of the suit and slipped the chlamys over my head.’
Late 17th century: from Greek khlamus mantle.
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.