Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1831–97) US industrialist. The founder of the Pullman Palace Car Company in 1867, he converted railroad coaches into sleeping cars with lower and upper berths. He also designed the first railroad dining car in 1868. The town of Pullman, Illinois, was built to house his workers.
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.