Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A cloth bag believed to contain earth or dust, shown in the hands of some eastern Roman emperors and consuls on coins and medals.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Nathan Bailey (d. 1742), lexicographer and schoolmaster. From post-classical Latin acacia and its etymon Byzantine Greek ἀκακία, perhaps a transferred use of ancient Greek ἀκακία guilelessness.
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.