Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(born 1937), US novelist; full name Thomas Ruggles Pynchon. An elusive author who shuns public attention, his works abandon the normal conventions of the novel. Notable works: "V" (1963), "The Crying of Lot 49" (1966), "Gravity's Rainbow" (1972), "Vineland" (1990), and "Mason and Dixon" (1997).
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.