Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A cultivator of the ground, a farmer; a ploughman; specifically †a manorial tenant; (Scottish) a person who rents a piece of ground of a Scottish acre or more.
Old English. From acre + man. Compare Middle Dutch ackerman, Middle Low German ackerman, Old High German ackarman, Old Icelandic akrmaðr.
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.