Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A street and district of lower Manhattan in New York City associated, especially formerly, with flophouses and rowdies.
Mid 17th century: built on the site of governor Peter Stuyvesant's bowery ‘farm’, from Dutch bouwerij; the district became noted for its cheap lodging houses and saloons.
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.