Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1685–1750), German composer. An exceptional and prolific baroque composer, his compositions range from violin concertos, suites, and the six "Brandenburg Concertos" (1720–21) to clavier works and sacred cantatas. Large-scale choral works include "The Passion according to St. John" (1723), "The Passion according to St. Matthew" (1729), and the "Mass in B minor" (1733–38). Three of his sons were also well-known composers: J. C. Bach (1735–82), known as the London Bach, full name Johann Christian Bach ; J. C. F. Bach (1732–95), known as the Bückeburg Bach, full name Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach ; and W. F. Bach (1710–84), known as the Halle Bach, full name Wilhelm Friedemann Bach.
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.