Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The name of two Italian composers. (Pietro) Alessandro (Gaspare) (1660–1725) was an important and prolific composer of operas which carried Italian opera through the baroque period and into the classical. His son (Giuseppe) Domenico (1685–1757) wrote over 550 sonatas for the harpsichord, and his work made an important contribution to the development of the sonata form.
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.