Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Tapering gradually to a narrow but not pointed end.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Lindley (1799–1865), botanist and horticulturist. From post-classical Latin acuminosus pointed from classical Latin acūmin-, acūmen + -ōsus.
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.