Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1867–1919), US entrepreneur and philanthropist; known as Madame C. J. Walker. She invented and marketed a preparation to straighten hair in 1905 and built her business into the largest African-American–owned firm in the US, giving much of her wealth to black educational institutions and charities.
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.