Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The ship in which Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe in 1577–80.
Named by Drake in honour of his patron, Sir Christopher Hatton (1540–91), whose crest was a golden hind.
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.