Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1586–c.1639), English playwright. His plays, which include "'Tis Pity She's a Whore" (1633) and "The Broken Heart" (1633), explore human delusion, melancholy, and horror.
(1895–1973), US movie director; born Sean Aloysius O'Feeney. He is chiefly known for his westerns, several of which starred John Wayne, including "Stagecoach" (1939) and "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949). Other notable movies include "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940)
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.