Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1749–1823), British physician; the pioneer of vaccination. He deliberately infected people with small amounts of cowpox because he believed it would protect them from catching the disease. The practice led to the widespread use of vaccination against disease.
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.