Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A country of West Africa, immediately west of Nigeria; population 8,791,800 (est. 2009); languages, French (official), West African languages; capital, Porto Novo. The country was conquered by the French in 1893 and became part of French West Africa. In 1960 it became fully independent.Former name (until 1975) Dahomey
Name adopted in 1975, formerly used of an African kingdom powerful in the 14th–17th centuries.
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.