Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Of the rising or setting of a celestial object: occurring at or just after sunset.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Blagrave (d. 1611), mathematician. From post-classical Latin acronychos or its etymon ancient Greek ἀκρόνυχος acronic + -al.
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.