Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Characterized by or concerned with action or the actual; (Philosophy) relating to the theory that only what is actual exists.
Geology. Of or relating to actualism.
Mid 19th century. In sense 1 probably from actual + -istic, after e.g. realistic, naturalistic.
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.