Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Former name for July 1, a national holiday observed in Canada to commemorate the formation of the Dominion in 1867. Since 1982, it has been known as Canada Day.
- ‘The plant goes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except that operations are reduced on Dominion Day, Labour Day and Christmas Day.’
- ‘Canada's most important national holiday is Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) on July 1.’
- ‘This date was established by statute as Dominion Day which was changed in 1982 to Canada Day.’
- ‘This used to be called Dominion Day when I was growing up.’
- ‘In all my years of celebrating Canada Day (Dominion Day), I have never enjoyed one as much as I did this one, year 2004.’
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.