Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Trusting to chance rather than to previous consideration or preparation:‘a man drew a bow at a venture’
- ‘So he went down the staircase at a venture, without any idea where to go.’
- ‘And a certain man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the harness.’
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.