Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1917–96), US jazz singer; full name Ella Jane Fitzgerald. Known for her distinctive style of scat singing, she appeared with Count Basie and Duke Ellington. From the mid 1950s, she made a series of recordings of songs by George Gershwin and Cole Porter.
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.