Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who subscribes to a periodical; a season-ticket holder at the theatre.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in George A. Sala (1828–1895), journalist. From French abonné, use as noun of past participle of abonner to enrol as a subscriber from Old French a- + bonne.
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.