Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A member of a religious order founded in 1586 by St Camillus de Lellis and dedicated to caring for the sick and ministering to the dying.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Simon Wilson (fl. 1670). From Italian agonizzante person who is dying, use as noun of agonizzante, present participle of agonizzare.
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.