Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1602–61), French statesman, born in Italy; Italian name Giulio Mazzarino. Sent to Paris as the Italian papal legate (1634), he became a naturalized Frenchman and was made a cardinal in 1641 and then chief minister of Louis XIV in 1642.
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.