Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(More fully "communication accommodation theory", "speech accommodation theory") a theoretical approach which analyses the manner in which people adjust their style of speech or interaction in accordance with or in response to that of their interlocutors.
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.