Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Impregnated or flavoured with wormwood. In later use: steeped in or affected by absinthe (also figurative).
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Robert Lovell (?1630–1690), naturalist. From post-classical Latin absinthiatus absinthiate + -ed.
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.