Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A flag used to indicate an affirmative response; (later also) the flag used to represent the letter ‘C’ in the International Code of Signals.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Signal-book Ships of War.
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.