Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Attachment as an adscript serf.
Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin adscrīptiōn-, adscrīptiō. Compare ascription, which is now the usual form, except in specific use in sense 3. Compare also foreign-language forms cited at ascription.
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.