Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(4th century), Christian prelate. Said to have been bishop of Myra in Lycia, he is patron saint of children, sailors, Greece, and Russia. The figure of Santa Claus (a corruption of St Nicholas) derives from the Dutch custom of giving gifts to children on his feast day (6 December).
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.