Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in German legend) the court of Venus.
- ‘This could also be said of Cranach's Melancholia paintings, whose background scenes use an erotically inflected language of witchcraft, combined with the folkloric traditions of the Wild Hunt and the Venusberg.’
German, literally ‘mountain of Venus’.
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.