Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1909–81), US novelist; born Nelson Ahlgren Abraham. He drew on his childhood experiences in the slums of Chicago for his vivid, realistic novels of social protest, such as "Somebody in Boots" (1935). Other notable works: "The Man with the Golden Arm" (1949) and "Walk on the Wild Side" (1956)
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.