Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Characteristic or reminiscent of the Alhambra, especially in having a highly ornate Moorish style; in the architectural style of the Alhambra.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Art-Union Journal. From Alhambra, the name of the palace of the Arab kings at Granada in Spain (from Spanish Alhambra + -esque.
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.