Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Designating an artefact or decorative form or style based on a classical model.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Robert Dallington (b. 1561), author and courtier. From Italian all'antica in the style of antiquity from alla + antica, feminine of antico old, ancient.
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.