Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The extreme SW peninsula of Europe, containing present-day Spain and Portugal. It was colonized by Carthage until the third Punic War (149–146 bc), after which it came increasingly under Roman influence. It was invaded by the Visigoths in the 4th–5th centuries ad and by the Moors in the 8th century.
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.