Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An order to every member of a ship's crew to pump water from the ship in an emergency. Now chiefly historical.
Figurative. Used to indicate (the need for) intense or urgent activity or effort by all the members of a party, or by a large number of people, especially in an emergency.
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.