Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A monetary unit of Spain (until the introduction of the euro) and a number of Latin American countries, equal to one hundredth of the basic unit.
- ‘I sold bags of popcorn at the movies in Lagunillas for a real (50 centimos).’
- ‘By April of 1938, the 15 centimos stamp had already been reprinted and re-released in a new, dark blue, color.’
- ‘The 1 centimo coin we show is catalogued at £300 in uncirculated condition, which seems a lot for a tiny sub-16 mm coin, but cheap compared with any American coin with only perhaps a few hundred surviving examples.’
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.