Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of various types of thick soup or stew originating in Cuba and Central and South America, typically including potato and other root vegetables and mild chillies, and now also sweetcorn, chicken, etc.
Mid 19th century. From Spanish ajiaco from ají + -aco, of uncertain origin.
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.