Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A landlocked republic in the Balkans; population 2,066,700 (est. 2009); capital, Skopje; official language, Macedonian. Formerly a constituent republic of Yugoslavia, Macedonia became independent after a 1991 referendum. Also called Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
2An ancient country in southeastern Europe, north of Greece. In classical times it was a kingdom that became a world power under Philip II and Alexander the Great. The region is now divided between Greece, Bulgaria, and the republic of Macedonia.
3A region in northeastern Greece; capital, Thessaloníki.
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.