Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A type of number puzzle in which players have to insert numbers into a crossword-like grid, with numbered clues and some blank squares.
- ‘Kakuro is the latest craze to come from the land of the rising sun.’
- ‘Similar to crosswords, Kakuro has clues both across and down.’
Early 21st century: blend of Japanese kasan ‘addition’ and kurosu, representing a Japanese pronunciation of cross.
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.