Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A flying machine, an aircraft; specifically (a) a lighter-than-air flying machine, a balloon, especially a dirigible balloon, an airship; (b) a heavier-than-air flying machine, especially an aeroplane.
Mid 19th century. From French aéronef kind of airship, heavier-than-air aircraft from aéro- + nef ship.
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.