Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Coldness, chilliness; specifically coldness of the skin or body, especially in an individual suffering from shock, as in the late stages of untreated cholera, septicaemia, etc.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Blount (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer. From algid + -ity, after post-classical Latin algiditas.
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.