Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
One of the bodyguards of the British monarch on ceremonial occasions.
- ‘Rather, Virginia was conceived in the 1580s by English merchants, mariners, and gentlemen-at-arms who wanted to build an empire in America.’
- ‘He was a gentleman-at-arms who attended Henry VIII at The Siege of Boulogne in 1544.’
- ‘His widow, unable to give employment to Iñigo, introduced him to her relative the Duke of Nájera, who was the Viceroy of Navarre, and Iñigo settled as his gentleman-at-arms.’
- ‘King Henry V's beautiful widow, Catherine, is determined to marry Owen Tudor, a Welsh gentleman-at-arms, but her life is overshadowed by the various powerful men close to the throne.’
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.