Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
As mass noun or treated as plural. Collectable objects associated with flying or the history of aviation.
Mid 18th century (in an earlier sense). Apparently from aeronautic (although this is first attested slightly later) + -a. Compare French aéronautique, Italian aeronautica.
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.