Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An area and former province in central South Africa, situated to the north of the Orange River. An area inhabited by Bantu-speaking farmers, it was first settled by Boers after the Great Trek. It became a province of the Union of South Africa in 1910 and in 1994 became one of the new provinces of South Africa.It was named Free State (sense 2) in 1995
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.