Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The capital of Belgium and of the Belgian province of Brabant; population 1,048,491 (2008). The headquarters of the European Commission is located there. Flemish name Brussel/ˈbrys(ə)l/. French name Bruxelles/bʀysɛl/.
- ‘Then Daisy turns the tables: ‘I'll eat my peas if you eat your Brussels’ but Mum does not like sprouts, so they both ditch the vegetables and eat their pudding!’
- ‘Peel the carrots, get rid of any outer leaves from the Brussels and trim the beans.’
- ‘Buy your Brussels well before the last few days, when the price goes up; buy a net in a market and hang in the garage or shed to keep cold.’
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.