Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for subtropics
- ‘‘I thought there were no end of gorgeous flowers in the semi-tropics,’ he said, ‘but there's almost nothing here except green.’’
- ‘As the map shows, the countries from which the richest biodiversity comes are usually in the semi-tropics.’
- ‘Many people who have lived in the tropics or semi-tropics say that one thing they missed was the changing seasons.’
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.