Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In the system attributed to Guido d'Arezzo: the note A in any hexachord except the lowest, corresponding to a or a′ in Helmholtz's notation, and sung to the syllables la, mi, or re; = A mi la.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Musical Treatise. From post-classical Latin alamire from a + la + mi + re.
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.