Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1907–88), Dutch zoologist. He found that much animal behavior is innate and stereotyped, and he introduced the concept of displacement activity. He was the brother of economist Jan Tinbergen. Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1973), shared with Konrad Lorenz and Karl von Frisch.
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.