Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1802–85), French poet, novelist, and playwright; full name Victor-Marie Hugo. His belief that theater should express both the grotesque and the sublime of human existence overturned existing conventions. Notable works: "Hernani" (drama, 1830), "Les Feuilles d'automne" (poems, 1831), "Notre-Dame de Paris" (novel, 1831), and "Les Misérables" (novel, 1862)
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.