Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A legendary medieval Christian king of Asia (and, later, of Ethiopia), said to have defeated the Muslims and to be destined to bring help to the Holy Land.
Middle English: from Old French prestre Jehan, from medieval Latin presbyter Johannes ‘priest John’.
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.