Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1892–1978), Scottish poet and nationalist; pseudonym of Christopher Murray Grieve. The language of his poems drew on the language of various regions of Scotland and historical periods. He was a founder member (1928) of the National Party of Scotland (later the Scottish National Party).
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.