Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of several types of hand-knotted carpet, produced in different tribal nomadic and urban contexts, with repeated geometric motifs, often on a red ground.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in George Birdwood (1832–1917), administrator in India.
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.