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 USSR 1985–91 and president 1988–91; full name Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev. His foreign policy brought about an end to the Cold War, while within the USSR he introduced major reforms known as glasnost and perestroika. Opposition to his policies led to an attempted coup in 1991, after which he resigned. 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.