Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An internationally recognized set of phonetic symbols developed in the late 19th century, based on the principle of strict one-to-one correspondence between sounds and symbols.
- ‘Phonetics now has an International Phonetic Alphabet, with agreed parameters, but this is still far from true of wine terminology.’
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.