Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Non-standard spelling of ‘women’ adopted by some feminists to avoid the word ending -men.
- ‘But this compromise between the desire to just toss those wimmin on stage buck-naked and the conservative needs of the Oscar broadcast is just depressing.’
- ‘The forms womyn and wimmin are seen as more detached from man, the origin of woman being wifman, meaning ‘female human being’ but easily interpretable as ‘wife of a man’.’
- ‘Sitting in her living room surrounded by all those ‘wimmin-loving wimmin,’ as we said back then, I knew I'd come home.’
- ‘Becoming self-sufficient is frequently the goal of wimmin on lesbian land, because of the economic and emotional challenges we face in so many jobs, especially in depressed rural areas.’
- ‘Things have changed, we know, and wimmin are now womyn and core imagery is out, but we had our fears…’
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.