Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Count people in order to determine the numbers in a vote:‘we count noses at Church conventions’
- ‘Legislative floor whips were counting noses, but no one could predict the final outcome through most of the day yesterday.’
- ‘‘Nobody is better at counting noses for votes,’ says one City Hall observer.’
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.