Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1746–1825), US statesman. As minister to France in 1797, he refused the suggestion of certain French officials that he bribe them, in what became known as the XYZ Affair. A Federalist, he ran unsuccessfully for US vice president in 1800 and for president in 1804 and 1808.
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.