Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the source of the river’
spring, origin, head, well head, headspring
South African eye
2‘the source of the rumour’
origin, place of origin
birthplace, spring, wellspring, fount
starting point, history, pedigree, provenance, derivation, root, etymology
beginning, genesis, start, rise, cause
author, originator, initiator, creator, inventor, architect, father, mother
North American provenience
literary fountainhead, begetter
3‘a historian will need to use both primary and secondary sources’
reference, authority, informant
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.