Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(More fully "African grey parrot") the parrot Psittacus erithacus, with chiefly grey plumage and a red tail, which is native to the rainforests of West and Central Africa and popular elsewhere as a pet, being noted for its ability to mimic speech.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Mark Catesby (1683–1749), naturalist.
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.