Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A competitive version of the card game patience played simultaneously by a number of players.
- ‘My experience of games of risk prior to this was limited to Scrabble, animal snap and racing demon, so the idea of leaping into the dangerously vertiginous world of blackjack, poker and roulette left me weak at the knees.’
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.