Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘A blade of copper could be inserted in a vertical indentation, with birchen tar and leather straps.’
- ‘Little troughs of basswood and birchen basins were also made to receive the sweet drops as they trickled from the tree.’
- ‘Yet the use of birchen rods for the correction of children is of very great antiquity.’
- ‘It's not sure what he transported in the little box made of birchen bark.’
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.