Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A short dash (–) used in punctuation, in particular between figures to show a range (for example, 1939–45).Compare with em rule
- ‘Do not use an en rule in place of a hyphen.’
- ‘Use an en rule rather than a hyphen between the numbers.’
- ‘In print, the dash is usually represented by an em rule, although some styles favour the shorter en rule with a space on either side.’
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.