Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The doctrine that all things ultimately tend towards good, although the means by which this comes about may be evil, unpleasant, unfortunate, etc.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Edinburgh Review. From ancient Greek ἀγαθός good, of uncertain origin + -ism, after agathist.
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.