Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A selection of passages from an author or authors, designed to help in learning a language.
- ‘In the latter significance the term is often used by linguists, and in some of the chrestomathies issued by them in recent years.’
- ‘The material which eventually made it into Mencken's second chrestomathy was selected, revised, and annotated by Mencken himself.’
- ‘I may quote more, and compare it to other chrestomathies if anyone's interested.’
- ‘Despite structural similarities between Orientalist chrestomathies and Westermarck's ethnography, the principles regulating their interpretation were not the same.’
- ‘This publication is most welcome since the chrestomathies of the twentieth century have long been out of print.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek khrēstomatheia, from khrēstos useful + -matheia learning.
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.