Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1From the very beginning; from the origin of a people or culture; in the earliest times or conditions known to history.
2In an Australian Aboriginal language.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Williams (c1633–1709), bishop of Chichester. From aboriginal + -ly.
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.