Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Countess of Lovelace (1815–52), English mathematician; full name Augusta Ada King Lovelace. The daughter of Lord Byron, she worked with Charles Babbage on his “analytical engine,” a mechanical computer. The Ada standardized computer language was named for her in 1980.
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.