Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1672–1729), Irish essayist and playwright. He founded and wrote for the Tatler (1709–11) and the Spectator (1711–12), both periodicals, the latter in collaboration with Joseph Addison. Both had an important influence on the manners, morals, and literature of the time.
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.