Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Before the Mousetrap, Hamlet calls Horatio ‘as just a man / As e'er [his] conversation cop'd withal ’.’
- ‘Now let's get a move on because if we e'er want to come close to them pirates, we needs to hurry.’
- ‘No man that's born of woman Shall e'er have power upon thee.’
- ‘But, unfortunately, now is not the time for soft-peddling the truth like this (if e'er a time there be).’
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.