Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(A) Provisions bought in rather than made in the house, especially meat and fish. (b) A place of storage of, or staff responsible for, such provisions in a large household, specifically the English royal household.
Early 16th century. Either from acate + -ry, or alteration of achatry after acate.
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.