Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A popular American dance of the 1920s.
- ‘The dance known as the black bottom started in New Orleans and later worked its way to New York.’
- ‘In 1926, the stage play "Dinah" featured the black bottom and almost overnight the dance became as popular as the Charleston.’
- ‘Her revue, Le Jazz Hot, included vernacular forms like the shimmy, black bottom, shorty george and the cakewalk.’
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.