Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(fl. 5th century bc), Greek philosopher. A member of the Eleatic school, he defended Parmenides' theories by formulating paradoxes which appeared to demonstrate the impossibility of motion, one of which shows that once Achilles has given a tortoise a start he can never overtake it, since each time he arrives where it was, it has already moved on.
(c.335–c.263 bc), Greek philosopher, founder of Stoicism; known as Zeno of Citium. He founded the school of Stoic philosophy (c.300) (see stoicism), but all that remains of his treatises are fragments of quotations.→ stoicism
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.