Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A short, lively piece of music.
- ‘This humoresque was founded upon song from the Broadway show Sinbad.’
- ‘The humoresques are late examples of this, written, I believe, before the Finnish government granted the composer a lifetime stipend.’
Late 19th century: from German Humoreske, from Humor ‘humor’.
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.