Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1900–1975) US baseball player; full name Robert Moses Grove. He pitched for the Philadelphia Athletics 1925–34 and the Boston Red Sox 1935–41. He led the American League in strikeouts 7 times and had a career record of 300 wins. Baseball Hall of Fame (1947)
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.