Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1636–1711), French critic and poet; full name Nicholas Boileau-Despréaux. Boileau is considered particularly important as one of the founders of French literary criticism. His didactic poem Art poétique (1674) defined principles of composition and criticism.
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.