Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘dry, acerb, literate satire’another term for acerbic
- ‘It has the subtle acerb taste with violets and wood berries perfumes.’
- ‘Above all, Delambre spices his presentation with acerb and delightful comments…’
Early 17th century: from Latin acerbus ‘sour-tasting’.
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.