Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A member of a reformed branch of the Franciscan order, founded in France in the late 16th century.
- ‘La Salle hated and harassed the Jesuits but got along fairly well with the Recollects.’
- ‘The Recollects sent to Placentia attended this mission.’
From French récollet, from medieval Latin recollectus ‘gathered together’, expressing a notion of concentration, and absorption in thought.
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.