Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Old English; earliest use found in Inscription on Book. From post-classical Latin abbatissa, in some forms with -d- partly reflecting late Latin and early Romance pronunciation and partly after abbot; compare also Anglo-Norman abedesse. The some forms show remodelling after abbot and -ess.
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.