Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Designating a polity or social system in which the majority of people are peasant agricultural producers, controlled by a small elite to whom literacy is largely restricted; of or relating to such a polity or system.
1970s; earliest use found in Ernest Gellner (1925–1995), social philosopher and anthropologist.
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.