Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in The Wycliffite Bible (early version). From post-classical Latin adiuramentum prayer, entreaty (Vulgate), exorcism from classical Latin adiūrāre + -mentum. Compare Middle French adjurement exorcism.
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.