Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in the US) a legal holiday commemorating Christopher Columbus's first voyage to the Americas in 1492. It is observed by most states on the second Monday of October.
- ‘The Packers play in the only games on Columbus Day (vs. Tennessee) and Christmas Eve (at Minnesota).’
- ‘The Museum is open from Saturday, Memorial Day (last Monday in May) through Columbus Day (2nd Monday in October).’
- ‘Be honest, did any of you teachers or bank employees use Columbus Day to go to a Columbus Day parade?’
- ‘He is an absurd character who relies on First Amendment freedoms to defend his teaching position, while denying others the right to take part in a Columbus Day parade.’
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.