Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A female poet.
- ‘She's not really all that mean, just a brooding poetess.’
- ‘But I had an inspiring meeting with the poetess.’
- ‘Andrews demonstrates that writing woman is no longer the burden of that outdated creature: the poetess.’
- ‘The poetess, Rosemary, was also present at the function.’
- ‘In that way, what we are accustomed to perceiving as the imaginary, challenges the so-called real and affirms Shelley's view that poets and for my purposes, poetesses, are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.’
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.