Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Relating to the interval between two censuses.
- ‘Ordinarily within a 10-year intercensal period the partisan preferences of different kinds of voters change in different ways.’
- ‘The long-term decline in the number recorded as Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Methodist was reversed during the last intercensal period 1991-2002.’
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.