Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1898–1937), US composer and pianist; born Jacob Gershovitz. He achieved success in 1919 with the song "“Swanee”" and went on to compose many successful songs and musicals, as well as "Rhapsody in Blue" (1924) and "An American in Paris" (1928) for orchestra and an opera, "Porgy and Bess" (1935). The lyrics for many of these were written by his brother Ira Gershwin (1896–1983)
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.