Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1826–85), US army officer; known as Little Mac. He became general in chief of the US Army 1861 during the Civil War. Although he repulsed Lee at Antietam 1862, he was removed from command due to a lack of military aggressiveness. The Democratic presidential candidate in 1864, he was defeated by the incumbent Abraham Lincoln. He later served as governor of New Jersey 1878–81.
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.