Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Poverty:‘it was a hard life and they were in narrow circumstances’
- ‘Reformers see, as Dickens points out in ‘Gin-shops,’ the narrow circumstances of drinking but not the broader conditions of poverty.’
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.