Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1905–95), US senator; full name James William Fulbright. An Arkansas Democrat, he sponsored the Fulbright Act of 1946, which authorized funds from the sale of surplus war materials overseas to be used to finance exchange programs of students and teachers between the US and other countries. The program now is supported by federal grants.
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.