Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A diacritic mark (˛) placed beneath a letter, typically to indicate nasalization of a vowel in Polish and other languages.
- ‘The ogonek is probably one of the most misunderstood and misshaped character elements ever.’
- ‘The use of the ogonek to indicate nasality is common in the transcription of the indigenous languages of the Americas.’
Polish, literally ‘little hook’.
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.