Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
That is abdicating or has abdicated a position or office.
A person who renounces a position, office, etc.; an abdicator.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Whitlock (b. ?1616). From classical Latin abdicant-, abdicāns, present participle of abdicāre abdicate.
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.