Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Robert Baron (bap. 1630, d. 1658), poet and playwright. From classical Latin aequoreus of, belonging to, or connected with the sea (from aequor sea + -eus: see -eous) + -al. In zoological names, after scientific Latin use as a specific name (Linnaeus 1758).
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.