Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A country in West Africa, just west of Nigeria; population 10,900,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Porto Novo; languages, French (official), West African languages.Former name (until 1975) Dahomey
Name adopted in 1975, formerly used of an African kingdom powerful in the 14th–17th centuries.
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.