Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In the Vietnam War (1955–75): any of a number of purpose-built fortified agricultural centres in South Vietnam, established under a policy of relocating and concentrating dispersed farming communities for safety against the Viet Cong.
1960s. Apparently from agro- + -ville.
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.