Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Money paid in acknowledgement of some authority or obligation; specifically money paid by a tenant on the death of a landlord, in acknowledgement of the new lord.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Mariner's Mirror.
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.