Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The academic world.
- ‘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.’’
- ‘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.’
Translating Horace's silvas Academi.
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.