Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A title used before the surname or full name of any woman regardless of her marital status (a neutral alternative to Mrs or Miss)‘Ms Sarah Brown’
- ‘Ms. Wilson, who married twice, held on to the house throughout her life, up until her recent death at the age of 98.’
- ‘Ms Kumars career has been devoted to innovation and driving change through a number of organisations.’
1950s: combination of Mrs and miss.
The disease multiple sclerosis (see sclerosis).See also sclerosis
1950s ː short for multiple sclerosis.
2Master of Science.
3Master of Surgery.
5Mississippi (in official postal use).
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.