Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1751–1816), Irish playwright and Whig politician. His plays are comedies of manners; they include "The Rivals" (1775) and "The School for Scandal" (1777). In 1780 he entered Parliament, becoming a celebrated orator and holding senior government posts.
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.