Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in The Chronicle of John Hardyng. From post-classical Latin adversation-, adversatio opposition (late 2nd or early 3rd cent. in Tertullian) from classical Latin adversāt-, past participial stem of adversārī + -iō.
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.