Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A claim for help in defending an action from someone who has a joint interest in the defence.
Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Rastell (c1475–1536), lawyer and printer. After Anglo-Norman and Law French prier aide.
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.