Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1922–99) US trumpeter; full name Alois Maxwell Hirt. At first noted for his Dixieland jazz, he later, during the 1960s, turned to playing more nonjazz music, such as in his Grammy-winning song "“Java”" (1964). From the 1970s he was based in New Orleans, his hometown, and performed in his own nightclub when not on tour. Albums of his music put together after his death include "Music to Watch Girls By" (2000) and "Cocktail Hour" (2000)
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.