Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(died 1080), English noblewoman; wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia. According to legend, she agreed to her husband's proposition that he would reduce unpopular taxes only if she rode naked on horseback through Coventry's marketplace. According to later versions of the story, nobody watched except peeping Tom, who was struck blind in punishment.
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.