Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The body of accumulated legislation and regulations of the European Union (formerly the European Community).
1970s; earliest use found in Common Market Law Review. From French acquis communautaire (not dated in dictionaries of French) from acquis knowledge resulting from experience + communautaire.
acquis communautaire/aˌkiː kəˌm(j)uːnə(ʊ)ˈtɛː/
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.