Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A cord used to sound or activate an alarm bell (or occasionally an alarm gun or a similar device).
2The communication cord on a railway train.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in U.S. Patents.
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.