Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(died 1123), Persian poet, mathematician, and astronomer. His rubáiyát (quatrains), found in "The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám" (translation published 1859), are meditations on the mysteries of existence and celebrations of worldly pleasures.
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.