Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
With reference to a pattern or design: the quality of being composed of elements that are repeated over the whole extent. In art: the abstract style of painting in which the composition is dispersed with almost equal intensity over the whole picture.
Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). Originally from all over + -ness; compare later all-over. In later use from all-over + -ness.
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.