Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A cross of which all four arms are of equal length.
- ‘It is shaped like a Greek cross with its arms bent at right angles.’
- ‘Shaped like a Greek cross, the over-life-size case dominated the middle of the gallery, displaying the items in an asymmetrical manner, on several tiers.’
- ‘Their four-petaled flowers bear the resemblance to a Greek cross, which explains why they are frequently referred to as crucifers or cruciferous.’
- ‘Six medallions with Greek crosses, fishes, and doves (symbolizing the Holy Spirit) appear to float above the waves.’
- ‘The design is basically a traditional orthodox dome superimposed over a floor-plan in the shape of a Greek cross.’
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.