Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The systematic description of diseases.
- ‘Hippocratic nosography viewed a membrane over the vagina as an abnormality, classing it with membranes that harmfully covered other orifices - the anus or the penis, for example.’
Mid 17th century: from Greek nosos ‘disease’ + -graphy.
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.