Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1793–1863), US soldier and politician. He led the struggle to win control of Texas and to make it part of the US. He was the first president of the republic of Texas 1836–38, 1841–44 and the first US senator from the state of Texas 1846–59. The governor of Texas 1859–61, he was ousted for refusing to swear allegiance to the Confederacy during the Civil War.
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.