Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1(in travel timetables) arrives:‘Penzance a 0915’
2[in combination] (in units of measurement) atto- (10−18).
3British (with reference to sporting fixtures) away:‘March 15 Sheffield United (a)’
4(used before a date) before:‘a1200’
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.