Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A territory in the Middle East on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
From Greek Palaistinē (used in early Christian writing), from Latin ( Syria) Palaestina (the name of a Roman province), from Philistia ‘land of the Philistines’.
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.