Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1The chief port of Egypt; population 4,084,700 (est. 2006). Founded in 332 BC by Alexander the Great, it was a major center of Hellenistic culture, renowned for its library and for the Pharos lighthouse.
2An industrial city in central Louisiana, on the Red River; population 48,639 (est. 2008)
3A city in northern Virginia, on the Potomac River, across from Washington, DC; population 143,885 (est. 2008)
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.