Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small library with books lent for a small fee to subscribers.
- ‘The reading public had been massively organized and empowered by the new phenomenon of the circulating library.’
- ‘One major change since 1935 has been the disappearance of the so-called circulating library.’
- ‘Millard relied on the local circulating library for learning.’
- ‘He opened the first circulating library in Edinburgh in 1726.’
- ‘They also ran a circulating library which advertised ‘an immense quantity of volumes’.’
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.