Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small, benign, usually pedunculated growth on the skin; specifically = skin tag.See also skin tag
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Hall (1529–1568/9), surgeon and author. From classical Latin acrochordōn wart with a thin neck (Celsus) from ancient Greek ἀκροχορδών (Hippocrates) from ἄκρο- + χορδή.
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.