Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1794–1876), Mexican general and political leader. He controlled Mexico as its president 1833–36, its dictator 1844–45, and again its president 1853–55. In most of the interim years, he was essentially still in control and engaged in several military actions against the US, including his victory at the Alamo 1836 and his defeats at San Jacinto 1836 and Buena Vista 1847.
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.