Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
US comedy duo that consisted of Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson) (1890–1965) and Oliver Hardy(1892–1957). British-born Laurel played the scatterbrained and often tearful innocent; Hardy played his pompous, overbearing, and frequently exasperated friend. They brought their distinctive slapstick comedy to many movies from 1927.
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.