Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person affected by nympholepsy.
- ‘The Cave of Archedemos the Nympholept is a small cave near Vari in Attica, Greece.’
- ‘Nabokov also borrowed the term nympholept, a rare, archaic term meaning a person seized by emotional frenzy, as if enchanted by nymphs’
Early 19th century: from Greek numpholēptos caught by nymphs from numphē nymph + lambanein take.
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.