Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1935–94), English television playwright; full name Dennis Christopher George Potter. His work used popular songs to contrast the humdrum or painful realities of everyday life with the imagination's capacity for hope and self-delusion. Notable works: Brimstone and Treacle (play, 1976) and the series Pennies from Heaven (1978) and The Singing Detective (1986).
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.