Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A nickname for New York City, used originally by Washington Irving and now associated with the Batman stories.
2A village in Nottinghamshire whose inhabitants were proverbial for their stupidity, or (in the folk tale The Wise Men of Gotham) who demonstrated cunning by feigning stupidity.
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.