Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Literary Criticism. Failure to recognize irony, especially due to arrogance, misplaced self-confidence, or a lack of self-awareness.
Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin alazonia from ancient Greek ἀλαζονεία boastfulness, imposture from ἀλαζονεύεσθαι to make false pretensions, boast + -εία.
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.