Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Relating to the present day.
- ‘In the case of Athens, this is an unsuccessful hodiernal analogy, but it should also be noted that the Founding Fathers of this Republic drew valuable lessons from the age of Cicero and its antecedents.’
- ‘This dialectical move works on many levels at once, acting to critique hodiernal life at the same time as it undermines its own critique.’
- ‘What success and progress have hodiernal China obtained?’
Mid 17th century: from Latin hodiernus (from hodie ‘today’) + -al.
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.