Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An extensive level area of the deep ocean floor, typically situated between the foot of the continental rise and an oceanic trench and covered with a smooth layer of sediment.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist.
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.