Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1828–1905), French novelist. One of the first writers of science fiction, he often anticipated later scientific and technological developments, as in "Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea" (1870). Other novels include "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873).
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.