Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A derogatory term for: a person who claims to speak with divine inspiration or who behaves as if inspired.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), writer and dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. From classical Latin Aeolus, the name of the ruler of the winds + -ist.
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.