Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
prepositionBritish, US, Australian, Regional
adverbUS, British, Australian, Regional
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Essex Institute Historical Collections. Variant of across and across, with excrescent -t, as also in amidst, against, amongst, etc.
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.