Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1903–2003), US comedian; born in Britain; born Leslie Townes Hope. He often portrayed a cowardly incompetent, cheerfully failing to become a romantic hero, as in the series of "Road" movies (1940–62), in which he starred with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour(1914–96). He is also noted for his annual Christmas television specials 1953–94, many of which telecast the USO shows that he brought to US troops stationed around the world.
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.