Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Not relating to the Christian Church or its clergy.‘nonecclesiastical universities’
non-clerical, non-ordained, non-ecclesiastical, secular, temporalView synonyms
- ‘It applies in all nonecclesiastical universities, whereas the canonical mission applies only in ecclesiastical faculties.’
- ‘Teenagers loved his youthful sincerity and adults his non-ecclesiastical demeanor.’
- ‘Winchester was the only non-ecclesiastical man of mark who attended Katherine's funeral.’
- ‘Charles II frequently used it for non-ecclesiastical purposes.’
- ‘In the 6th century tithes were imposed by ecclesiastical law, and by the 8th century they would be enforced by non-ecclesiastical law.’
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.