Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A basis for accounting by which income and expenditure are charged to the period to which they apply, rather than to the period in which associated payments are made.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in 38th Annual Reports Railroad Commissioners Maine.
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.