Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1911–80), Canadian writer and thinker; full name Herbert Marshall McLuhan. He became famous in the 1960s for his phrase ‘the medium is the message’ and his argument that it is the characteristics of a particular medium rather than the information it disseminates which influence and control society.
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.