Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A peninsula on the SE coast of Canada, projecting into the Atlantic Ocean and separating the Bay of Fundy from the Gulf of St Lawrence.
2A province of eastern Canada, comprising the peninsula of Nova Scotia and the adjoining Cape Breton Island; population 913,462 (2006); capital, Halifax. Settled by the French in the early 18th century as Acadia, it changed hands several times between the French and English before being awarded to Britain in 1713. It became one of the original four provinces in the Dominion of Canada in 1867.
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.