Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1782–1858), US politician. A Democratic member of the US Senate from Missouri (1821–51), he supported frontier explorations and opposed extending slavery to the territories.
(1889–1975), US painter, a grand-nephew of Senator Thomas Hart Benton. His paintings, of the American naturalist school, represent life in the Midwest.
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.