Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tapestry and textile factory in Paris, established by the Gobelin family c.1440 and taken over by the French Crown in 1662. It was highly successful in the late 17th and 18th centuries, using designs by leading French painters, and tapestry panels became used as alternatives to oil paintings.
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.