Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A children's card game played with special cards in sets of four, each depicting members of a ‘family’, the object being to acquire as many sets as possible.
- ‘I was beginning to regret letting him go first in a two player game of happy families.’
- ‘One usually plays Happy Families around a table.’
- ‘Most young people who have had any experience at all of cards and card playing are well acquainted with the amusing game of Happy Families.’
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.