Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A light semi-transparent silk fabric of the nature of a thin crape or gauze. Now chiefly historical.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Ladies' Pocket Magazine. Apparently from French aérophane (not dated in dictionaries of French) from aéro- + -phane.
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.