Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A purchaser of provisions; a provider or preparer of foodstuffs or delicacies; a purveyor, a caterer.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340–1400), poet and administrator. From Anglo-Norman acatour, acatur, akatur, variant of achatour achatour. With the some forms compare -er.
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.