Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1903–87), US playwright and public official; wife of Henry Robinson Luce. After a stint writing and editing at the magazine Vanity Fair 1929–34, she wrote the plays "The Women" (1936), "Kiss the Boys Goodbye" (1938), and "Margin for Error" (1939). She was a war correspondent during World War II, served in the US House of Representatives 1943–47 as a Republican from Connecticut, and was US ambassador to Italy 1953–57. Presidential Medal of Freedom (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.