Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1796–1859), US editor and politician. Considered the father of American public education, he helped to establish the first state board of education while he was a representative to the Massachusetts state legislature 1827–37. He served as the board's president 1837–48.
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.