Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Arranged in a cluster; (in early use) specifically designating the lymphoid follicles of Peyer's patches in the intestine (now historical).
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Bell (1774–1842), physiologist and surgeon. From post-classical Latin agminatus agminate + -ed.
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.