Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The parliament of the Isle of Man. It meets annually and consists of the governor (representing the sovereign) and council acting as the upper house, and an elected assembly called the House of Keys.
From Old Norse thing-vǫllr ‘place of assembly’, from thing ‘assembly’ + vǫllr ‘field’.
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.