Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Flight, disappearance, or escape, especially from custody; an instance of this.
Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). Partly from post-classical Latin absconsion-, absconsio refuge (Vulgate), act of concealing, act of concealing oneself, and partly from its elements classical Latin abscons-, alternative past participial stem of abscondere abscond + -ion.
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.