Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The letter W.
- ‘French double-v is English double-u.’
- ‘Crossing the street, he entered the light pink and white walled diner to find only one stool open at the double-U shaped counter.’
- ‘The double-U shape makes getting stuff in and out quick and simple.’
- ‘We ran a story yesterday we which hoped would solve the irritating need to repeat "double-u, double-u, double-u dot" every time you are talking about a Web site.’
- ‘Why does every Web address start with double-u?’
Late 16th century: the letter W represented as a word.
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.