Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Alcoholometric.See also alcoholometric
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Chemical Gazette. From alcohol + -i- + -metric, probably after alcoholimeter, variant of alcoholometer.
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.