Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A movable telegraph for use on campaign.
- ‘The British would, soon after, organize their first field telegraph trains in the Royal Engineers.’
- ‘Signal stations were difficult to establish and much less effective in bad weather or at night - when torches were used instead of flags - but they were easier to lay out than field telegraph wire.’
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.