Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the party attracted the elite of London society’
best, pick, cream, flower, nonpareil, elect
aristocracy, nobility, gentry, upper class, privileged class, first class, establishment
high society, jet set, beautiful people
beau monde, haut monde, crème de la crème, A-list
North American informal four hundred
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.