Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The former basic monetary unit of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), equal to 100 makuta.
From Zaire, a local name for the Congo River in central Africa.
- former name (1971–97) for the Democratic Republic of Congo (see Congo, Democratic Republic of)
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.