Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A file snake of the genus Acrochordus.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Kerr (1757–1813), scientific writer and translator. From French acrochorde or its scientific Latin etymon acrochordus from classical Latin acrochordōn wart with a thin neck; so called on account of the wart-like protuberances on its skin.
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.