Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Irregular or disorderly behaviour, intemperance; an instance of this.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Edmund Spenser (?1552–1599), poet and administrator in Ireland. From post-classical Latin acrasia intemperance and its etymon ancient Greek ἀκρασία bad mixture; compare -y.
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.