Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1902–83), English composer; full name Sir William Turner Walton. Notable works: Façade (1921–3, a setting of poems by Edith Sitwell for recitation), the oratorio Belshazzar's Feast (1930–1), and film scores for three Shakespeare plays and the film The Battle of Britain (1969).
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.