Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A document verifying a student's admission to a college.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Sewall (1652–1730), judge and diarist in America. From classical Latin admittatur ‘let he or she be admitted’, 3rd singular passive present subjunctive of admittere admit.
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.