Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Middle English; earliest use found in Ayenbite of Inwyt. Originally from again- + either bit or bite (although the latter is apparently first attested later: see discussion at both entries), after post-classical Latin remorsus remorse.
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.