Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Frederick Lanchester (1868–1946), car and aircraft designer and engineer. From ancient Greek ἀεροδόνητος soaring (from ἀερο- + -δόνητος from δονεῖν to shake, of unknown origin + -τος, suffix forming verbal adjectives), with omission of the ending.
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.