Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A traditional Chinese board game of territorial possession and capture.
- ‘Originally a Chinese game, wei ch'i (its Chinese name) or ‘go’ (its Japanese name) is said to be the oldest surviving board game in the world.’
Chinese, from wei ‘surround’ + ch'i ‘chess’.
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.