Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The one-hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of a significant event:‘the year in which both celebrate their sesquicentenaries’
- ‘That is the challenge confronting this Parliament as it embarks upon its second sesquicentenary.’
- ‘The sesquicentenary of the Eureka Stockade in Ballarat, Victoria, is due to be commemorated on December 3.’
- ‘A note from the Department of Posts says that the Cartes Maxim series is also in celebration of the sesquicentenary of India Post.’
Relating to a sesquicentenary:‘part of the Society's sesquicentenary celebrations’
- ‘Shirley Fitzgerald's Sydney 1842-1992 and shorter books on Chippendale, Surry Hills, Millers Point, and Pyrmont were a major part of Sydney City Council's sesquicentenary celebrations.’
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.