Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In Spain, Latin America, and other areas of Spanish influence: an officer of justice, a constable.
Early 16th century. From Spanish † alguazil from Arabic al-wazīr from al the + wazīr vizier, minister, officer in its specific Spanish Arabic sense ‘minor government official’.
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.