Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Inability to speak normally; loss of the ability to speak, especially as a result of damage to certain areas of the brain.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Eclectic Review. From post-classical Latin alalia from a- + ancient Greek λαλία speech.
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.