Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
July 14, the date of the storming of the Bastille in 1789, celebrated as a national holiday in France.
- ‘Today the French celebrate July 14, 1789, as Bastille Day!’
- ‘And in some cases it's setting off more fireworks than a Bastille Day celebration.’
- ‘It's also Independence Day in the USA, and Bastille Day in France.’
- ‘The school held a Bastille Day as French is its second language.’
- ‘The French favourite finished five minutes 19 seconds clear to give the locals a Bastille Day to remember after a gruelling ride in the Massif Central.’
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.