Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The first Monday after Epiphany, formerly marked by popular festivals or observances in some regions.
- ‘The first Monday after the twelve days of Christmas (Twelfth Night) is Plough Monday, a day when ploughmen traditionally blackened their faces and wore white shirts.’
- ‘Plow Monday was a historical observance whose first heyday was in the nineteenth century.’
From the custom of dragging a plough through the streets to mark the beginning of the ploughing season.
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.