Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A medium-sized kangaroo with a white facial stripe, Macropus agilis, the commonest kangaroo in tropical northern Australia.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Gould (1804–1881), ornithologist and publisher.
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.