Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An unconditional legal pardon; (Australian) a complete remission of a convict's sentence, including restitution of the right to return to the British Isles (now historical).
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Grimeston (fl. 1604–1634), translator.
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.