Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Objects and material from everyday life, especially when used as teaching aids.
- ‘It also displays the tension between a traditional lexicon and evolving technology, where the obsolescence of a piece of equipment or a practice may leave specific terms without an underpinning in realia.’
- ‘The three in Part 5 relate to the Greco-Roman world: one on theurgy, two on Apuleius in relation to realia, and an Ostian Mithraeum.’
- ‘Every previous historical or scientific approach to memory, whether national or social, has concerned itself with realia, with things in themselves and in their immediate reality.’
- ‘This would go beyond the realia of Temple worship and the specific prescriptions of the Torah to a valuation of corporate worship; in what way is liturgy a resource for theology?’
- ‘Teachers can provide this support by using the chalkboard, realia, and other visual aids.’
- ‘The trajectory of Ronell's writing is hard to chart because the centrifugal force of her thematic materials accelerates them into collisions with realia, whence new particles emerge.’
1950s: from late Latin, neuter plural (used as a noun) of realis ‘relating to things’ (see real).
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.