Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1902–77), US bandleader; born in Canada; full name Gaetano Alberto Lombardo. His dance band, formed in 1920 and named the Royal Canadians in 1927, played the “sweetest music this side of heaven,” and his New Year's Eve broadcasts from New York City's Waldorf Astoria hotel became a national tradition.
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.