Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Joseph Thomas (1811–1891). From post-classical Latin acronyctus or its etymon Hellenistic Greek ἀκρόνυκτος rising at sunset, in opposition (from ancient Greek ἀκρο- + νυκτ-, νύξ: see nycti-) + -ous.
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.