Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(born 1931), Soviet statesman, general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1985–91 and president 1988–91; full name Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev. Domestically, he introduced major reforms (glasnost and perestroika), both in the economy and in freedom of information, and his foreign policy helped bring about an end to the Cold War. Opposition to his policies led to an attempted coup in 1991. His subsequent resignation following the establishment of the Commonwealth of Independent States effectively dissolved the Soviet Union. Nobel Peace Prize (1990).
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.