Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Also with lower-case initial. A member of any of various academies; especially a member of the Royal Naval Academy, at Portsmouth (now historical).
Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). Probably from academ- + -ite, after classical Latin Acadēmicus academic.
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.