Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of various African songbirds, including West African babblers now in the genus Illadopsis (family Timaliidae), and robin-like chats now in the genus Sheppardia (family Muscicapidae), chiefly of East Africa.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Ibis: a quarterly journal of ornithology. From Bulu àkálát kind of babbler.
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.