Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1926–91), US jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader; full name Miles Dewey Davis. His influence on "cool jazz" is heard in his "Birth of the Cool" recordings (1948–49). His album "Kind of Blue" (1959) introduced "modal jazz." In the 1960s, he pioneered the fusion of jazz and rock.
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.