Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who is studying at a higher level than the elementary; specifically (in some universities) a student who, because of qualifications obtained at a former place of study, is admitted to a more advanced course than normal.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792), portrait and history painter and art theorist.
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.