Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
seer, soothsayer, forecaster of the future, fortune teller, clairvoyant, prognosticator, prophesier, diviner
prophetess, oracle, augur, sibyl
Scottish spaewife, spaeman
rare haruspex, vaticinator, oracler
pessimist, doom-monger, doom merchant, Cassandra, Jeremiah, doomster, doomsayer
doom and gloom merchant
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.