Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The husband of a reigning female sovereign who is himself a prince:‘the list of names was approved by the Prince Consort’‘the death of Albert, Prince Consort’
- ‘Queen Victoria had to create a special title, prince consort, for her husband.’
- ‘Would her highness, Queen Cleopatra care to dine with her prince consort? ‘he asked.’’
- ‘In Britain duelling came to an end after 1843 when Colonel Fawcett was killed by his brother-in-law Lieutenant Munro, leading the prince consort to insist that the Articles of War be changed to prohibit meetings.’
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.