Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In Germany: a military intelligence and counter-intelligence agency (1921–44) founded as a division of the defence ministry, and expanded to include foreign espionage assignments in 1934 by the ruling Nazi party.
1940s; earliest use found in The Chicago Sunday Tribune. From German Abwehr, specific sense of Abwehr defence, resistance, warding off from abwehren to ward off from ab- + wehren.
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.