Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1882–1975), American-born Irish statesman, Taoiseach (prime minister) 1937–48, 1951–4, and 1957–9 and president of the Republic of Ireland 1959–73. He was the leader of Sinn Fein 1917–26 and the founder of the Fianna Fáil Party in 1926. As president of the Irish Free State from 1932, de Valera was largely responsible for the new constitution of 1937 which created the state of Éire.
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.