Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1803–69), French composer; full name Louis-Hector Berlioz. He wrote for large orchestras and choirs and employed dramatic, descriptive orchestral effects. Notable works: Les Troyens (opera, 1856–9), Symphonie fantastique (1830), and La Damnation de Faust (cantata, 1846).
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.