Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1735–1818), American silversmith and patriot. In 1775 he rode from Boston to Lexington to warn fellow American revolutionaries of the approach of British troops. He is the subject of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous poem "“Paul Revere's Ride”" (1863)
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.