Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1764–1820), Scottish explorer in Canada. He discovered the Mackenzie River in 1789 and became the first European to reach the Pacific Ocean by land along a northern route in 1793.
(1822–92), Canadian Liberal statesman; born in Scotland; prime minister 1873–8.
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.