Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Daylight saving time in which clocks are set two hours ahead of standard time, used in Britain during the Second World War.
- ‘During the Second World War, double summer time (2 hours in advance of GMT) was introduced and was used for the period when, normally ordinary summer time would have been in force.’
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.