Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1889–1982), US physicist and television pioneer, born in Russia; full name Vladimir Kuzmich Zworykin. He invented a precursor to the television camera, the first to scan an image electronically. This had been developed into the first practical television camera by about 1929.
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.