Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1753–1809), French balloonist; full name Jean-Pierre François Blanchard. Together with an American, John Jeffries(1744–1819), he made the first air crossing of the English Channel, in a balloon, on January 7, 1785.
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.