Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Originally: the practice of inducing abortion. In later use (depreciative): support for or advocacy for permitting induced abortion, especially as a woman's right.
Mid 19th century. From abortion + -ism. Compare slightly earlier abortionist.
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.