Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The Persian language up to the 3rd century BC, used in the ancient Persian empire and written in cuneiform.
- ‘In the east, languages like Sogdian look like ‘sons of Old Persian.’’
- ‘In 1844, Rawlinson scaled the almost sheer cliffs of Bisitun, in Persia, copying relief sculptures and their accompanying cuneiform inscriptions in Old Persian, Elamite and Babylonian.’
- ‘Bisitun was trilingual, with inscriptions in Old Persian, Elamite and Babylonian.’
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.