Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of the rib-like dermal bones in the abdominal wall of certain extant and fossil reptiles and related vertebrates.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in James Parkinson (1755–1824), surgeon and palaeontologist. After French fausse côte abdominale.
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.