Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1858–1919), 26th president of the US 1901–09; nicknamed Teddy Roosevelt. He was responsible for initiating many antitrust laws, and he successfully engineered the US bid to build the Panama Canal (1904–14). He also negotiated the end of the Russo-Japanese War in 1905. The teddy bear is named for him, with reference to his bear-hunting. Nobel Peace Prize (1906)
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.