Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Curved like a scimitar; (of a leaf) curved and rounded towards the point.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in James Lee (1715–1795), nurseryman. From scientific Latin acinaciformis from classical Latin acīnacēs kind of Persian sword + -formis; compare -iform.
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.