Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1817–95), US abolitionist and writer; born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey. He escaped from slavery in 1838 and became an anti-slavery lecturer. He established an anti-slavery newspaper "North Star" (1847–64) and published his autobiography, "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" (1845, revised 1892)
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.