Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Christian sect that was founded in southern France c.1170 by Peter Valdes (d.1205), a merchant of Lyons, and adopted Calvinist doctrines during the Reformation, now existing chiefly in Italy and America.
- ‘In Germany it targeted a sect called the Waldenses, and pantheists.’
- ‘The poorly equipped Waldenses (also called Vaudois) offered heroic resistance.’
- ‘The proclamational approach of the book of Acts had gradually transferred from Rome to the sectarian movements of the early and mid-Middle Ages: e.g. Paulicians, Albigenses, and Waldenses.’
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.