Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1767–1845), American general and Democratic statesman, 7th president of the US 1829–37; known as Old Hickory. As president he replaced an estimated 20 per cent of those in public office with Democrat supporters, a practice that became known as the spoils system.
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.