Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(5th century BC), Roman general, who got his name from the capture of the Volscian town of Corioli; also called Gnaeus Marcius Coriolanus. According to legend, after his banishment from Rome he led a Volscian army against the city and was only turned back by the pleas of his mother and wife.
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.