Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1910–53), Belgian jazz guitarist; born Jean Baptiste Reinhardt. He became famous in Paris in the 1930s for his improvisational style, blending swing with influences from his Gypsy background. In 1934, together with violinist Stephane Grappelli, he formed the Quintette du Hot Club de France.
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.