Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1917–99), Zimbabwean statesman; full name Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo. He became leader of the ZAPU party in 1961; in 1976 he formed the Patriotic Front with Robert Mugabe, leader of ZANU, and he held a cabinet post in the first post-independence government. He was vice president 1990–9.
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.