Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A line of verse consisting of eight metrical feet.
- ‘It is one of the few poems in English to be written in octameter: sixteen-syllable, or eight-stress, lines.’
- ‘Really the only difference is that the terms have been Carrollised and the verse is in octameter instead of pentameter.’
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.