Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(especially in ancient Greek) having an acute accent on the penultimate syllable.
A word with a paroxytone accent.
Mid 18th century: from modern Latin paroxytonus, from Greek paroxutonos, from para- ‘alongside’ + oxutonos ‘sharp pitch’.
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.