Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1752–1835), English town planner and architect. He planned the layout of Regent's Park 1811–25 and Trafalgar Square 1826–c.1835, and designed the Marble Arch.
1928–2015, US mathematician; full name John Forbes Nash, Jr. He was noted chiefly for his contributions to game theory, including the development of the Nash equilibrium. Nobel Prize for Economics (1994), shared with Reinhard Selten and John Harsanyi.
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.