Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A right-wing Zionist organization founded in 1931. During the period when it was active (1937–48) it carried out violent attacks on Arabs and Britons in its campaign to establish a Jewish state; it was disbanded after the creation of Israel in 1948.
From modern Hebrew 'irgūn (ṣĕḇā'ī lĕ'ummī) ‘(national military) organization’.
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.