Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1572–1637), British playwright and poet; full name Benjamin Jonson. With his play "Every Man in His Humour" (1598), he established his “comedy of humors,” whereby each character is dominated by a particular obsession. Other notable works: "Volpone" (1606) and "Bartholomew Fair" (1614)
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.