Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(c.AD 606–632), youngest daughter of the prophet Muhammad; wife of the fourth caliph, Ali. The descendants of Muhammad trace their lineage through her; she is revered, especially by Shiite Muslims, as the mother of the imams Hasan and Husayn.
A village in western central Portugal, northeast of Lisbon; population 8,500 (est. 2008). It became a center of Roman Catholic pilgrimage after the reported sighting there of the Virgin Mary in 1917.
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.