Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1812–89), English poet. In 1842, he established his name with "Dramatic Lyrics" that contained "“The Pied Piper of Hamelin”" and "“My Last Duchess.”" A highly creative period followed his elopement with Elizabeth Barrett. Other notable works: "Dramatic Romances and Lyrics" (1845), "Men and Women" (1855), and "The Ring and the Book" (1868–69)
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.