Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Resembling or characteristic of the character Alice or the books in which she appears; fantastical, absurd, illogical.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Standard. From the name of Alice, the heroine of two books by ‘Lewis Carroll’ + -ian.
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.