Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1875–1939), US writer, critic, and social reformer. A founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909, he established the Spingarn Medal, given annually to an African American for exceptional achievement, in 1913. He was also a founder of Harcourt, Brace & Co. in 1919 and worked as its literary adviser until 1924.
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.