Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The final deferred payment to a farmer for a crop or quantity of wool clipped, paid by a cooperative society, agricultural board, etc., consisting of the difference between the total amount due for the season and the payments already made.
Early 20th century. From South African Dutch achterschot, Afrikaans agterskot (from Dutch achter + schot), perhaps after voorskot.
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.