Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Withdrawal from a stimulus; avoidance behaviour; the tendency to display this. Opposed to adience.→ adience
1930s; earliest use found in Edwin Holt (1873–1946). From abient: see -ence.
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.