Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1906–96), South African explorer and writer; full name Sir Laurens Jan Van der Post. His books, including Venture to the Interior (1952) and The Lost World of the Kalahari (1958), combine travel writing and descriptions of fauna with philosophical speculation.
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.