Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1810–65), English novelist; full name Mrs. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. An active humanitarian from a Unitarian background, she wrote "Mary Barton" (1848), "Cranford" (1853), and "North and South" (1855), which display her interest in social concerns. She also wrote a biography (1857) of her friend Charlotte Brontë.
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.