Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The Pole Star.
2A type of submarine-launched ballistic missile designed to carry nuclear warheads, formerly in service with the US and British navies.
Mid 19th century: from medieval Latin polaris ‘heavenly’, from Latin polus ‘end of an axis’.
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.