Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In full "Abdim's stork". A small stork native to Eastern Africa, Ciconia abdimii, with predominantly black plumage and white underparts.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Carl Andersson (1827–1867). From the name of Bey El-Arnaut Abdim, early 19th-cent. Turkish governor of Wadi Halfa in Sudan (formerly Nubia).
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.