Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A beer hall or restaurant in a basement.
- ‘I was there prowling for pierogies last week, and that's how we ended up in a rathskeller of a place called the Polish Village Café.’
Early 20th century: from obsolete German (now Ratskeller), from Rathaus town hall + Keller cellar denoting the place where beer and wine were sold.
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.