Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1734–1802), English portrait painter. From the early 1780s, he produced more than 50 portraits of Lady Hamilton in historical costumes.
(1907–95), US businessman and politician, born in Mexico, the father of Mitt Romney; full name George Wilcken Romney. He was president of American Motors 1954–62, governor of Michigan 1963–69, and US secretary of Housing and Urban Development 1969–72.
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.