Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The study of the nature of ignorance or of what it is impossible to know; a particular theory concerning this.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Frederick Ferrier (1808–1864), philosopher. From ancient Greek ἄγνοια ignorance + -ology.
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.