Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The 613 fringes of thread, symbolizing the 613 commandments in the Hebrew Scriptures, formerly worn at the corners of the shawl-like garment known as a tallith.
- ‘They pressure him to confess that he hides arms under his shirt, in the zizith.’
- ‘What was the need, then, for a specific text to prove the permissibility of mingling wool and flax in zizith?’
- ‘Seeing the zizith, the mezuzah and the succah are iconic representations, or visual stimuli.’
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.