Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1918–2002), US baseball player; full name Theodore Samuel Williams ; nickname the Splendid Splinter. His career as an outfielder for the Boston Red Sox 1939–1960 was interrupted by active duty in World War II and in Korea. His 1941 batting average of .406 remains the last that high. Baseball Hall of Fame (1966)
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.