Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The reign of Louis XIV, seen as France's period of political and cultural pre-eminence.
- ‘Louis, the greatest king of France's grand siècle, was only a small boy when he succeeded his father in 1643.’
- ‘Appropriately for one who had striven so hard to recreate the political and diplomatic glories of the past, his deathbed was illuminated by one last ray from the grand siècle.’
French, literally great century or age.
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.