Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The highest order of English knighthood, founded by Edward III c.1344. According to tradition, the garter was that of the Countess of Salisbury, which the king placed on his own leg after it fell off while she was dancing with him. The king's comment to those present, “Honi soit qui mal y pense” (shame be to him who thinks evil of it), was adopted as the motto of the order.
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.