Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plain cross in which the vertical part below the horizontal is longer than the other three parts.
- ‘This sign with its staff nailed to the top of the cross would have given it somewhat the characteristic form of the Latin cross.’
- ‘Its clergy rejected Wren's daring central design and got a boring Latin cross instead.’
- ‘The site was then sealed and a large Latin cross was erected above it.’
- ‘The Latin crosses in one of the crossbands are the only other indication that this sampler was worked at a Catholic school.’
- ‘The navy adopted the Latin cross as the cap insignia for Christian chaplains in 1863, the first faith-specific insignia approved for wear in the U.S. armed forces.’
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.