Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1885–1948), English motor-racing driver. In 1935 he became the first man to exceed a land speed of 300 mph (483 kph). He also achieved a water-speed record of 141.74 mph (228 km/h), in 1939. His son Donald (Malcolm) (1921–67) was also a motor-racing driver, and in 1964 achieved a speed of 276.33 mph (445 km/h) on water and 403 mph (649 km/h) on land. He was killed attempting to break his own water speed record.
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.