Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Originally and chiefly Psychology and Sociology. By, with reference to, or as regards feelings, emotion, or mood.
Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). Apparently from Anglo-Norman and Middle French affectuel or its etymon post-classical Latin affectualis affectual + -ly; compare Anglo-Norman affectuelment and Middle French afectuelment, and later affectual. In 20th cent. apparently re-formed from affectual + -ly.
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.