Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A city and port on the western coast of Italy; population 963,661 (2008). It was formerly the capital of the kingdom of Naples and Sicily (1816–60)Italian name Napoli
2A resort city in southwestern Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico; population 21,532 (est. 2008)
From Latin Neapolis, from Greek neos ‘new’ + polis ‘city’.
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.