Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A period of fine weather around 11 November (the feast day of St Martin of Tours).
- ‘Poins calls Falstaff ‘Martlemas', perhaps alluding to St Martin's summer (compare Prince Harry's ‘All-hallown summer’); or to Martinmas beef, fattened for slaughter by that date.’
- ‘Of course, it might not feel like Winter if one is experiencing a "St. Martin's Summer" -- the equivalent of an "Indian Summer."’
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.