Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Infestation, especially of the skin, with mites or ticks; disease resulting from such infestation; an instance of this.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Kirby (1759–1850), entomologist and naturalist. From acarus or its etymon post-classical Latin acarus + -iasis.
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.