Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A system of accentuation or stress in speech; the study of accentuation.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Academy: a monthly record of literature, learning, science, and art. From accent + -ology, originally after Russian akcentologija (1880 or earlier; probably in turn after German Accentologie).
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.