Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Situated close to or connected with the maxilla; (in early use) specifically designating accessory salivary glands associated with the parotid and submaxillary glands in certain mammals. Now rare.
Late 19th century. From ad- + maxillary. Compare earlier submaxillary, intermaxillary, and premaxillary.
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.