Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person appointed to determine the values of fines and amercements, typically charged with adjusting a generally prescribed penalty according to the particular circumstances of an offender and his or her offence.
Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Fitzherbert (d. 1531). From Anglo-Norman afferour, affoerour, affirour assessor of amercements from afferer, affoerer, etc. affeer + -our.
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.