Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(d.862), English ecclesiastic. He was bishop of Winchester from 852. The tradition that if it rains on St Swithin's day it will do so for the next forty days may have its origin in the heavy rain said to have occurred when his relics were to be transferred to a shrine in Winchester cathedral. Feast day, 15 July.
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.