Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Chiefly English Law. Reinforcement of a deliberative body; especially (in the Middle Ages) the addition of members to a jury when the original jurors cannot agree a majority verdict.
Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From afforce + -ment, perhaps after afforciament or its etymon post-classical Latin afforciamentum.
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.