Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any plant of the genus Acanthus or (more widely) the family Acanthaceae.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Balthazar Gerbier (1592–?1667), art agent, miniature painter, and architect. From French acanthe and its etymon classical Latin acanthus acanthus.
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.