Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(Frequently with capital initial) (an affectionate term for) a person's parent (whether elderly or not); also as a form of address.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Dickens (1812–1870), novelist.
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.