Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A form of pruritis affecting the tails of hawks, giving rise to self-mutilation.
Late 15th century; earliest use found in The Book of St. Albans. From post-classical Latin agrus sharp, acute + teen, after post-classical Latin agrus fumus pruritus in hawks.
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.