Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Attributive Designating a system for constructing houses from precast concrete sections. Of a house: built using this system.
1940s; earliest use found in The Times. From the name of Sir Edwin Airey, British engineer (of the Leeds engineering company William Airey & Son Ltd.), who developed this system.
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.