Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A type of tubeless refracting telescope with a very long focal length, typically consisting of a swivelling objective lens mounted on a tall pole or mast, connected to an eyepiece by a long string or rod; now historical.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.
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.