Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In the style or manner of ancient times; according to the old way or fashion.
Designating something that is in the style or manner of ancient times. Chiefly as postpositive.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Evelyn (1620–1706), diarist and writer. From French à l'antique from à l', variant (before a vowel or h-) of à la + antique, use as noun of antique.
à l'antique/ˌa lanˈtiːk//ˌa lɒŋˈtiːk/
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.