Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A long (often artificial) ringlet or curl, especially one dropping from behind one ear and over the shoulder, popularized by Alexandra and fashionable 1860–80.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Illustrated London News.
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.