Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(6th century), Irish abbess; also known as St Bridget of Ireland. She was venerated in Ireland as a virgin saint and noted in miracle stories for her compassion; her cult soon spread over most of western Europe. Feast day, 1 February.
(c.1303–73), Swedish nun and visionary; also known as St Bridget of Sweden. She experienced her first vision of the Virgin Mary at the age of 7. Feast day, 23 July.
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.