Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1816–99), US Supreme Court associate justice 1863–97. Appointed to the Court by President Lincoln, he was a conservative. His brother David Dudley Field (1805–94) was noted for his expertise in law codification; another brother Cyrus West Field (1819–92) was known for his part in the laying of the undersea cable between the US and Europe 1857–66.
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.