Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Three Italian composers: Alessandro (1660–1725) was an important and prolific composer of operas that carried Italian opera through the baroque period and into the classical. His eldest son, Pietro Filippo (1679–1750), was a composer, organist, and choirmaster. Another son, (Giuseppe) Domenico (1685–1757), wrote over 550 sonatas for the harpsichord.
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.