Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1758–1831), 5th president of the US 1817–25. In 1803, while minister to France under President Jefferson, he negotiated and ratified the Louisiana Purchase. During his presidency, the Adams-Onis Treaty 1819, which allowed the US to acquire Florida from Spain, was negotiated. A Democratic-Republican, he is chiefly remembered as the originator of the Monroe Doctrine.
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.