Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1896–1940), US novelist; full name Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald. His novels, in particular "The Great Gatsby" (1925), provide a vivid portrait of the US during the jazz era of the 1920s. Fitzgerald later became part of an affluent and fashionable set living on the French Riviera; their lifestyle is reflected in "Tender is the Night" (1934), a semiautobiographical novel.
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.