Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Ames (1576–1633), theologian and university teacher. Originally a misprint for adventitious. In later use apparently irregularly from advention, on the analogy of contentious besides contention, although it is possible that some later instances may show misprints for adventitious.
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.