Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1782–1852), US statesman and lawyer. A noted orator, he represented New Hampshire 1813–17 and then Massachusetts 1823–27 in the US House of Representatives, as well as Massachusetts in the US Senate 1827–41 and 1845–50. As secretary of state 1841–43 under President W. H. Harrison, he negotiated the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, which settled boundary disputes with Canada.
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.