Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A city in northern Alabama, southwest of Huntsville; population 38,714 (est. 2008)
2The capital of Wisconsin, situated in the central part of the state; population 231,916 (est. 2008)
Named after President James Madison (see Madison, James).
An energetic group dance popular in the 1960s.
- ‘There is something about the Madison, that grand-daddy of line dances, that has continually captured the cinematic fancy of great film directors.’
- ‘Based on a six count chorus step, The Madison contains several dance sequences which make playful references to 1950s and 1960s Television shows (e.g. The Rifleman) sports stars (e.g. Wilt Chamberlain) and performers (e.g. Jackie Gleason)’
Of unknown origin.
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.