Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A collection of hymns and ritual utterances in early Sanskrit, added at a later stage to the existing Veda material.
From Sanskrit Atharvan (the name of Brahma's eldest son, said to be the author of the collection) + veda ‘(sacred) knowledge’.
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.