Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An American Indian hut consisting of an oval frame covered with brushwood or grass.
- ‘Then another full day to set up the tepee and the wickiup.’
- ‘There was some line about, ‘I'll take you to my wickiup,’ or something.’
- ‘Some programs recommend building a wickiup from twigs or digging an emergency snow cave, ‘just like a marmot.’’
- ‘Nothing had felt this good since he had slept in Awi's wickiup, with the Dakota snow outside and the smell of cinnamon and long grass in his nose.’
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.