Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
US jurists. John Marshall Harlan(1833–1911), US Supreme Court associate justice 1877–1911. A strong defender of civil rights, he declared in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) in a dissenting opinion that the Constitution is “color-blind.” His grandson and namesake, John Marshall Harlan(1899–1971), generally conservative, was a US Supreme Court associate justice 1955–71.
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.