Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The Times has a charming article about Mongolia's reintroduction of second names, which were banned in the Soviet era because they reinforced tribal bonds.’
- ‘When I tell you that his first name was Sam and his second name was Maguire, you will understand why he proved so popular.’
- ‘Not many cats have second names but Amber does.’
- ‘Tiffini, who did not want to give her second name, married a marine on August 16.’
- ‘Janice - who preferred not to give me her second name - remembers the happy times she spent there when she was around 14 and 15.’
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.