Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A ballroom dance in triple time, faster than a waltz and with partners side by side.
- ‘The Ensemble offers a musical journey among the potted palms: a world of valses and veletas, serenades and sarabandes, foxtrots and fandangos, rumbas and ragtime.’
Early 20th century: from Spanish, literally weathervane.
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.