Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1781–1826), British colonial administrator; full name Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. He persuaded the East India Company to purchase the undeveloped island of Singapore in 1819 and undertook much of the preliminary work for transforming it into an international port and center of commerce.
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.