Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1905–61), Swedish diplomat and politician; full name Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld. As secretary general of the United Nations 1953–61, he was influential in the establishment of the UN emergency force in Sinai and Gaza 1956 and also initiated peace moves in the Middle East 1957–58. He was killed in a plane crash while on a peace mission in Congo. Nobel Peace Prize (1961, posthumously)
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.