Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A star at or close to a celestial pole, especially the Pole Star.‘Alpha Draconis used to be the north polar star’
- ‘The queen, however, is as constant as the polar star, and it is that continuity, stability and dignity which Britons are now celebrating.’
- ‘Yes, that's the first thing, like the Big Dipper here, the North polar star.’
- ‘These 38 stars were the 36 ‘fundamental stars’ of Maskelyne together with two further polar stars.’
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.