Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Chiefly in Semitic languages: a syllable, particle, etc., suffixed as a formative element.
Chiefly in Semitic languages: (of a syllable, particle, etc.) suffixed as a formative element.
Late 18th century. From post-classical Latin afformativus from classical Latin af-, variant of ad- + post-classical Latin formativus.
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.