Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Of or relating to the season of Advent, or to Christ's advent on earth; (in later use also) of or relating to belief in the Second Coming of Christ.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Boys (d. 1625), dean of Canterbury. From post-classical Latin adventualis relating to Advent from classical Latin adventus + -ālis.
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.