Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A vulture; especially the Cape vulture, Gyps coprotheres.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Latham (1740–1837), naturalist. In some forms from South African Dutch aasvogel, specific use of Dutch aasvogel carrion bird from aas carrion + vogel bird. In some forms from Afrikaans aasvoël.
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.