Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(23–79), Roman statesman and scholar; Latin name Gaius Plinius Secundus ; known as Pliny the Elder. His "Natural History" (77) is a vast encyclopedia of the natural and human worlds. He died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius.
(c.61–c.112), Roman senator and writer, nephew of Pliny the Elder; Latin name Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus ; known as Pliny the Younger. He is noted for his books of letters which deal with both public and private affairs and which include a description of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79.
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.