Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Relating to Servius Tullius, the semilegendary sixth king of ancient Rome (fl. 6th century BC)
- ‘In this respect the land defined class distinctions, from Solon's five classes of Athenian citizens through those defined by Rome's Servian constitution.’
adjective & noun
- archaic variant of Serbian
- ‘A little later the Servian prince Ceslav suceeeded in freeing Servia from the suzerainty of Bulgaria and built up a confederation of which Bosnia formed a part.’
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.