Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1818–83), Russian novelist, playwright, and short-story writer; full name Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev. His novels, such as "Fathers and Sons" (1862), examine individual lives to illuminate the social, political, and philosophical issues of his day.
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.