Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Treated as plural: miscellaneous remarks and observations; notes, miscellanea. With singular concord: a book consisting of these, a commonplace book.
Late 16th century. From classical Latin adversāria things written on one side of the page, notes, observations (Cicero), in post-classical Latin also commonplace book, use as noun (short for scripta adversāria) of neuter plural of adversārius.
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.