Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An air-filled casing surrounding a boiler, combustion chamber, etc., usually to reduce loss of heat to the surroundings or to facilitate heat transfer to the air inside it.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Spencer Robinson (1809–1889), naval administrator.
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.