Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1811–96), US novelist; full name Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe. She won fame with her novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (1852), which strengthened the contemporary abolitionist cause with its descriptions of the sufferings caused by slavery. She was the sister of Catherine Beecher and Henry Ward Beecher.
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.