Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1910–99), US writer and composer; full name Paul Frederick Bowles. In the 1930s, he studied music in Paris and worked as a music critic and composer. His novels, which include "The Sheltering Sky" (1949), "Let It Come Down" (1952), and "The Spider's House" (1966), typically concern Westerners in the Arab world.
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.