Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1726–90), English philanthropist and prison reformer. His tour of British prisons in 1773 culminated in two Acts of Parliament setting down sanitary standards; his work "The State of Prisons in England and Wales" (1777) gave further impetus to the movement for improvements in prisons.
(born 1939), Australian Liberal statesman, prime minister 1996–2007 with a Liberal–National Party coalition; full name John Winston Howard.
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.