Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1898–1976), US singer and actor; full name Paul Bustill Robeson. The song "“Ol' Man River”" in the musical "Showboat" (1927) established his international reputation. As an actor, he was particularly identified with the title role of "Othello". His black activism and communist sympathies led to ostracism in the 1950s.
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.