Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The mode represented by the natural diatonic scale E–E (containing a minor 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 7th)
- ‘Pike also notes the extensive use of the Phrygian mode in this madrigal, which seems to be consistent with its Classical Greek theme.’
- ‘A favourite tale was that of a young man so aroused by a melody in the Phrygian mode that he was on the point of breaking into a young woman's room, when a change to the Hypophrygian mode restored him to a proper frame of mind.’
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.