Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In the ancient Roman world: a kind of thick cloak, worn by peasants, soldiers, and others (and, as an affectation, by philosophers).
Early 18th century. From classical Latin abolla cloak, a garment worn by soldiers, by peasants, and by philosophers as an affectation; of uncertain origin.
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.