Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A family of English business entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Joseph (1801–59) was a grocer who established several Quaker schools. His son Henry Isaac (1838–83) founded the family cocoa and chocolate manufacturing firm in York, while his brother Joseph (1836–1925) became Henry's business partner in 1869 and founded three Rowntree trusts (1904) to support research into social welfare and policy.
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.