Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any additional item that follows a main work; (Theatre) an additional entertainment, spoken or sung, usually but not invariably comic, intended to be performed after a play or other theatrical work (now historical).
Nautical. A piece of timber attached to the main-piece of a rudder; the heel of a rudder. Also: the part of a ship's keel nearest to the stern. Now chiefly historical.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Henry More (1614–1687), philosopher, poet, and theologian. From after- + piece.
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.