Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A lamp in which acetylene gas is burned; especially one in which acetylene is generated by dripping water on to calcium carbide.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Vivian Lewes (1852–1915).
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.