Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A coastal region surrounding Tripoli in North Africa, in what is now NE Libya.
Based on Latin tripolis ‘three cities’, referring to the Phoenician cities Oea (now Tripoli), Leptis Magna, and Sabratha, established there in the 7th century BC.
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.