Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with a collapsible hood, seats for two passengers, and an elevated driver's seat in front.
Late 19th century: named after Queen Victoria (see Victoria).
1A state in southeastern Australia; population 5,313,823 (2008); capital, Melbourne.
2A port at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, capital of British Columbia; population 78,057 (2006)
3The capital of the Seychelles, a port on the island of Mahé; population 26,000 (est. 2007)
4The administrative center of Hong Kong; population 981,700 (2006)
5A city in southern Texas; population 62,558 (est. 2008)
(1819–1901), queen of Great Britain and Ireland 1837–1901 and empress of India 1876–1901. She took an active interest in the policies of her ministers, but largely retired from public life after Prince Albert's death in 1861. Her reign was the longest in British history until it was exceeded by Elizabeth II in 2015.
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.