Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The method of calculating dates using the Julian calendar.
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- ‘The armed insurrection in Petrograd (formerly St Petersburg), the beginning of the ‘Great October Socialist Revolution’, began on 24 October, Old Style, or 6 November.’
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.