Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The most southern point of South America, on a Chilean island south of Tierra del Fuego. The region is notorious for its storms and, until the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914, constituted the only sea route between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Also called the Horn.
Named after Hoorn, the birthplace of the Dutch navigator William C. Schouten ( c.1580–1625), who sailed around it in 1616.
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.