Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Something regarded as pretentious nonsense; something intended to deceive; humbug.
1930s; earliest use found in Damon Runyon (1880–1946), journalist and short-story writer. Origin unknown. Perhaps an arbitrary formation, humorously formed to resemble Latin.
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.