Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1910–89), US physicist, born in Britain; full name William Bradford Shockley. Shockley and his researchers at Bell Laboratories developed the transistor in 1948. He later became a controversial figure because of his views on race and intelligence. Nobel Prize for Physics (1956), shared with John Bardeen and Walter Brattain.
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.