Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1South African rare South African. The blue duiker, Cephalophus (or Philantomba) monticola. Now rare.
2historical Historical. A large extinct antelope, Hippotragus leucophaeus, with a dark bluish coat and long curved horns, found in south-western South Africa until about 1800.
3The nilgai, Boselaphus tragocamelus, a large Indian antelope.
Early 19th century. From blue + buck.
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.