Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1808–75), American Democratic statesman, 17th president of the US 1865–9. His lenient policy towards the southern states after the American Civil War led him to be impeached by the Republican majority in Congress; he was acquitted by a single vote.
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.