Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1835–1910), US novelist and humorist; pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. After gaining a reputation as a humorist with his early work, he wrote his best-known novels, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (1876) and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1885); both give a vivid evocation of Mississippi frontier life.
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.