Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
General paralysis of the insane, a condition associated with the late stages of syphilis which is characterized by a combination of dementia, weakness of the limbs, speech and hearing difficulties, and various other symptoms.
- ‘General paresis, formerly known as general paralysis of the insane, may appear within a few years or take as many as several decades to manifest itself.’
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.