Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A socialist system in which workers have authority in political and economic decision-making, and hold ultimate responsibility in the workplace, as opposed to state-run socialism. Now also more generally: the relinquishment of managerial responsibilities to the employees in a workplace.
1960s; earliest use found in The New York Times. From French autogestion, lit. ‘self-management’ from auto- + gestion management.
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.