Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In Italy and Italian contexts: an abbot. Also: a priest or clergyman in minor orders; especially one without an assigned ecclesiastical duty, formerly often acting as a professor, private tutor, etc.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Philip Stanhope (1694–1773), politician and diplomatist. From Italian abate, † abbate.
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.