Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1819–80), German composer, resident in France from 1833; born Jacob Offenbach. He is associated with the rise of the operetta, whose style is typified by his "Orpheus in the Underworld" (1858). Other notable works: "The Tales of Hoffmann" (1881).
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.