Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Shepard (1804–1886). From German Achmatit from achmat- (in a German transliteration of Russian Axmatovskaja kop' lit. ‘Achmatov mine’, the name of a mine in the Kusinskiy district in the Ural Mountains, Russia, named after its founder P. E. Axmatov) + -it.
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.