Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A substance or agent, such as a virus, by which a contagious disease is transmitted.
- ‘Because it never matters until we're waist deep in the lukewarm contagium known as an election year.’
- ‘Unfortunately, the contagium - the virus - infects everyone and someone higher up orders the total destruction of this people.’
- ‘Dutch botanist Martinus Bijerinck called this infectious fluid contagium vivum fluidum.’
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.