Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(c.1797–1883), US evangelist and reformer; previously Isabella Van Wagener. Born into slavery, she was sold to Isaac Van Wagener, who released her in 1827. She became a zealous evangelist and preached in favor of black rights and women's suffrage. In 1864, she was received at the White House by President Lincoln.
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.