Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1588–1649), American colonial leader, born in England. He was the first governor 1630–49 of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. His son John Winthrop, Jr.(1606–76), also born in England, served as the governor of Connecticut 1657, 1659–76.
(1714–79), American astronomer and physicist. He was the first American to practice rigorous experimental science, giving laboratory demonstrations of electricity in 1746 and predicting the return of Halley's Comet in 1759.
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.