Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A chamber pot.
Late 19th century: from French pot de chambre ‘chamber pot’.
A river in northern Italy. Italy's longest river, it rises in the Alps near the border with France and flows 652 km (405 miles) eastwards to the Adriatic.
The chemical element polonium.
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.