Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Up to date, up to the minute, highly fashionable. Compare à la mode. Also as adverb: in accordance with the latest fashion; very fashionably.
1930s; earliest use found in The French Review. From French à la page, lit. ‘on the page’ from à la + page.
à la page/ˌa la ˈpɑːʒ//ˌɑː lɑː ˈpɑːʒ//ˌa lə ˈpɑːʒ/
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.