Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Designating the tongueless frogs that constitute the family Pipidae; belonging to this family.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in George Rolleston (1829–1881), physician and physiologist. From scientific Latin Aglossae, former family name + -al.
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.