Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The card game blackjack.
- ‘During the next century, French colonists brought the game of vingt-et-un across the ocean to Canada and the United States, and the game started making regular appearances in North American casinos in the early twentieth century.’
- ‘In my first term at prep school, I was introduced to vingt-et-un.’
- ‘The older adults played vingt-et-un (Twenty-one) or other card games while the young danced and engaged in flirtations until the party dispersed near daybreak.’
French, literally ‘twenty-one’.
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.