Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A type of maiolica jar without handles, originally used especially for the storage of dry herbs and medicines.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Fortnum (1820–1899), art collector and art historian. From Italian albarello, † alberello decorated ceramic pharmacy jar of a cylindrical shape with a slight constriction halfway up, of uncertain origin.
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.