Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Each of a series of Soviet artificial satellites, the first of which (launched on 4 October 1957) was the first satellite to be placed in orbit.
space station, space capsule, spacecraftView synonyms
- ‘The first sputnik and Yuriy Gagarin's flight on April 12, 1961 made this country a great space power.’
- ‘In Russian, the word sputnik means a travelling companion.’
- ‘Ever since the Soviets launched sputnik in 1957, satellites have been part of our consciousness.’
Russian, literally fellow-traveller.
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.