Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1historical, rare Money exacted as an aid by the Crown or a feudal lord (now rare; historical in later use).
2Money contributed as aid; (in later use) specifically economic assistance given by a government or an international agency to a poor or underdeveloped country, region, etc.
Early 16th century.
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.