Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The calendar introduced in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII, as a modification of the Julian calendar.
- ‘The Egyptian calendar, although changed much over time, was the basis for the Julian and Gregorian calendars.’
- ‘Christian Copts celebrate Christmas according to the Gregorian calendar, usually on January 6-7 of every year.’
- ‘April 1 marked the beginning of the new year until 1582 when Pope Gregory XIII ordered the use of the Gregorian calendar that made Jan. 1 New Year's Day.’
- ‘The Gregorian calendar improves on the Julian only in its measurement of the year and its calculation of leap years.’
- ‘Eastern Orthodox churches never adopted the Gregorian calendar, so their Easter remains on the Julian calendar.’
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.