Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The purchase by the United States from Russia, in 1867, of the territory now constituting the state of Alaska.Related Alaskan purchase
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Milwaukee Sentinel.
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.