Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1809–94), American physician, poet, and essayist. His best-known literary works are the humorous essays known as ‘table talks’, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1857–8).
Jr (1841–1935), US Supreme Court associate justice 1902–32; the son of physician and essayist Oliver Wendell Holmes. He became well known for his strong, articulate, and often dissenting opinions.
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.