Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1832–67), Austrian emperor of Mexico 1864–67; full name Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph. The brother of Franz Josef, he became emperor of Mexico under French auspices in 1864. US pressure forced Napoleon III to withdraw his support in 1867, and Maximilian was executed by a popular uprising led by Mexico's president Benito Juárez.
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.