Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The action or fact of occurring adventitiously; extrinsic addition or influence; accidental or incidental occurrence.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Owen Felltham (?1602–1668), essayist and poet. Probably alteration of advention after 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.