Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A political scandal in which an attempt in 1972 to bug the national headquarters of the Democratic Party (in the Watergate building in Washington, DC) led to the resignation of President Nixon (1974)
1A gate of a town or castle opening on to a lake, river, or sea.
- ‘The little street leads to a watergate, a beach and limestone sea-cliffs.’
- ‘The flotilla must have been an impressive sight as it sailed up the Thames to the watergate at Westminster palace.’
- 1.1archaic A sluice; a floodgate.
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.