Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, celebrated as a public holiday in New Zealand on 6 February since 1960.
- ‘It is designed to encourage a wider spread of communities participating in Waitangi Day events.’
- ‘It has been a calm Waitangi Day without significant protest and with much goodwill on both sides.’
- ‘We spent our Waitangi Day yesterday sitting in the garden, and talking, and in the evening we had dinner on the beach and swam in the sea.’
- ‘The following years saw talks progressing for declaring Waitangi Day as an alternative to an existing public holiday.’
- ‘Alumni and friends are invited to join the NZ High Commissioner and other dignitaries at a Waitangi Day dinner in Kuala Lumpur.’
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.