Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1795–1849), 11th president of the US 1845–49. A Democrat, his administration oversaw major territorial additions to the US when Texas was admitted to the Union in 1845 and conflict with Mexico resulted in the annexation of California and other parts of the Southwest two years later.
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.