Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
with object Law. To summon (a legal action) from a lower court to a higher court, especially the papal Court of Rome. Compare "advocate", "advocation". Now historical.
Mid 16th century. From Middle French advoquer to summon (a legal action) to a court, to summon, call upon from classical Latin advocāre. Compare earlier revoke, provoke, etc.
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.