Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Adoption of a person who is sui juris and hence not subject to the legal power of another.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Granger (1578–?1627), Church of England clergyman and author. From classical Latin adrogātiōn-, adrogātiō.
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.