Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1910–2004), New Zealand-born American engineer, director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology 1954–76. During his directorate the laboratory launched America's first satellite, Explorer I (1958), and several unmanned probes to the moon and planets.
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.