Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1850–94), Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer; full name Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson. Stevenson, who wrote "Treasure Island" (1883), is also known for "A Child's Garden of Verses", a collection of poetry first published as "Penny Whistles" in 1885. Oher notable works: "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and "Kidnapped" (both 1886)
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.