Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(circa 1585–1622), Pawtuxet Indian, later of the Wampanoag tribe in what is now Massachusetts. Captured by an English sea captain in 1615 and taken to Spain to be sold into slavery, he escaped and eventually returned to North America. He befriended the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony in 1621 and acted as their interpreter and adviser on planting and fishing.
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.