Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of various devices or instruments used to test or measure the sense of hearing.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal. From ancient Greek ἀκούειν to hear + -meter, originally after French acoumètre.
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.