Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1921–2016), US astronaut and politician; full name John Herschel Glenn, Jr. In 1962, he became the first American to orbit the earth. An Ohio Democrat, he served four terms in the US Senate 1975–99. In 1998, in his late 70s, he joined the crew of the space shuttle Discovery in order to help study the effects of space travel on older people.
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.