Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1917–98), US politician and lawyer; full name Thomas J. Bradley. Elected mayor of Los Angeles 1973–93, he became the first African American to lead so large a city. He was with the Los Angeles police department 1940–62 and on the city council 1963–73 before becoming mayor.
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.