Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A landlocked country in SE Africa, divided from Zambia by the Zambezi River; population 15,600,000 (estimated 2015); languages, English (official), Shona, Ndebele, and others; capital, Harare.
From Shona dzimbabwe ‘walled grave’, originally referring to Great Zimbabwe, a complex of stone ruins in one of the country's fertile valleys, the remains of a city at the centre of a flourishing civilization in the 14th and 15th centuries.
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.