Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1761–1850), French founder of Madame Tussaud's waxworks; resident of Britain from 1802; née Marie Grosholtz. She was imprisoned during the French Revolution and compelled to make death masks in wax of prominent victims of the guillotine. In 1835, she founded a permanent waxworks exhibition in Baker Street, London.
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.