Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet, critic, and philosopher. Either from affectible + -ity, or from affect + -ibility, perhaps after French affectibilité.
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.