Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Preoccupation (especially on the part of journalists) with distant events, as a diversion from controversial domestic issues.
1940s. From the name of Afghanistan (Persian Afġānistān, Pashto Afġānistān), used as a type of a distant land + -ism.
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.