Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The academic world.
- ‘The negative attitude of the University establishment was not so much directed against his Lamarckian theories, but rather an expression of the usual hostility of the grey birds in the groves of Academe against the coloured bird with the too-melodious voice.’
- ‘It was the ancient poet Horace who coined the phrase ‘the groves of Academe’ in Book 2 of the Epistles: ‘And seek for truth in the groves of Academe.’’
Translating Horace's silvas Academi.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.