Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A church window showing Jesus's descent from Jesse, typically in the form of a Jesse tree.
- ‘Some large remaining parts of a Jesse window are in the North aisle East window and many smaller pieces in various other windows.’
- ‘The east window of the north aisle is a beautiful Jesse window, at first sight to all appearance nearly perfect.’
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.