Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The language of southern Germany up to c.1200, from which modern standard German is derived.See German
- ‘He was known as Wodewose to the Anglo-Saxons, Schrat in Old High German literature, Salvan to the Lombards, Orken to the Romanians.’
- ‘According to Ayto the name is derived from an Old High German word, stollo, meaning a support or post.’
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.