Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A former large shallow inlet of the North Sea, in the Netherlands. In 1932 a dam across its entrance was completed, and large parts have been drained and reclaimed as polders. The remainder forms the IJsselmeer.
Dutch, literally ‘southern sea’.
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.