Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1929–94), English playwright; full name John James Osborne. His first play, "Look Back in Anger" (1956), ushered in a new era of kitchen-sink drama. Its hero, Jimmy Porter, personified contemporary disillusioned youth, the so-called angry young man.
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.