Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Higgins (b. c1544), poet and linguist. From classical Latin afflictor person who strikes down or overthrows from afflīct-, past participial stem of afflīgere + -or.
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.