Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- French term for tea dance
- ‘Or perhaps such a Jerusalem, with its chandeliers and thés dansants, existed only in the dreams of the librarians, schoolteachers, clerks, and bookbinders who lived in Kerem Avraham.’
- ‘Princess Alix used sometimes to be allowed as a great treat to appear at thés dansants which were given for Princess Irene, and in the years 1886-1887 she began to see something of the young people of Darmstadt.’
- ‘We could enjoy thés dansants there; and my friends and I gave the very first sherry party in Newnham in 1934.’
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.