Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1852–83), English economist and social reformer. He taught both undergraduates and workers' adult education classes in Oxford and worked with the poor in London's East End. He is best known for his pioneering work "The Industrial Revolution" (1884).
(1889–1975), English historian; full name Arnold Joseph Toynbee. He is best known for his twelve-volume "Study of History" (1934–61), in which he traced the pattern of growth, maturity, and decay of different civilizations.
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.