Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An early form of harmonium. Now historical.
2A soft string-toned organ stop of 8' pitch, found on both pipe and reed organs.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Musical Magazine. From German Aeoline from classical Latin Aeolus + German -ine (in e.g. Violine).
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.