Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A symbol for Christ, consisting of the Greek letters chi (Χ) and rho (Ρ)
- ‘The Chi-Rho monogram, or Christogram, combined X and P, the first two letters in the name of Christ.’
- ‘One of the oldest Christograms is the Chi-Rho or Labarum.’
- ‘The most common Christogram is IHS or IHC, derived from the first three letters of the Greek name of Jesus.’
- ‘The letters forming the Christogram begin an elegiac couplet in Greek that moves down the mast to encompass part of the ship, at which point a series of Latin hexameters takes over.’
- ‘On the main wall opposite the entrance the apostles Peter and Paul are pointing towards the Christogram symbolising the presence of Christ.’
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.