Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1907–94), US jazz singer and bandleader; full name Cabell Calloway. He was known for his style of scat singing and for his flamboyant appearance. He is associated with songs such as "“Minnie the Moocher”" (1931) and "“Jumpin' Jive”" (1939) and led a succession of outstanding big bands 1928–53.
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.