Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1853–1914), French criminologist. He devised a system of body measurements (the Bertillon system) for the identification of criminals, which was widely used until superseded by the technique of fingerprinting at the beginning of the 20th century.
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.