Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1890–1960), Russian poet, novelist, and translator; full name Boris Leonidovich Pasternak. His best-known novel, "Doctor Zhivago" (1957), describes the experience of the Russian intelligentsia during the Russian Revolution; it was banned in the former Soviet Union. He was forced by Soviet authorities to turn down the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958.
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.