Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The christening of an adult, or one who has reached the age of discretion, especially as practised by a church or sect that maintains baptism should only be administered to believing adults (as the Anabaptists, Mennonites, etc.); opposed to infant baptism.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Tombes (1602–1676), clergyman and ejected minister.
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.