Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1888–1965), US historian. He wrote "The Colonial Merchants and the American Revolution, 1763–1776" (1918), "New Viewpoints in American History" (1922), and "The American Reformer" (1950)
Jr. (1917–2007), US historian; the son of Arthur Meier Schlesinger. A professor at Harvard University 1946–61 and advisor to Presidents Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, he wrote "The Age of Jackson" (1945), "The Age of Roosevelt" in three volumes (1957–60), "A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House" (1965), and "The Imperial Presidency" (1973)
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.