Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The art of incising a design onto a surface from which a cast is made, converting the incised lines into a relief design on a metal printing plate.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in London Catalogue Books. From acro- + -graphy, apparently with reference to the image being in relief.
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.