Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(c.1743–1803), Haitian revolutionary leader; full name François Dominique Toussaint. One of the leaders of a rebellion (1791) that emancipated the island's slaves, he was appointed Governor General by the revolutionary government of France in 1797. In 1802 Napoleon (wishing to restore slavery) took over the island and Toussaint died in prison in France.
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.