Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1909–57), US politician; a US senator from Wisconsin 1947–57; full name Joseph Raymond McCarthy. Between 1950 and 1954, he was the instigator of widespread investigations into alleged communist infiltration in US public life. Eventually discredited, he was censured by the Senate in 1954.
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.