Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An ancient country in what is now northern Iraq. From the early part of the 2nd millennium bc Assyria was the centre of a succession of empires; it was at its peak in the 8th and late 7th centuries bc, when its rule stretched from the Persian Gulf to Egypt. It fell in 612 bc to a coalition of Medes and Babylonians.
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.