Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Originally and chiefly Irish English. Expressing distress, horror, surprise, etc.
Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). Apparently from Irish aililiú, interjection indicating surprise or sorrow (although this is first attested later: 1740 or earlier), of imitative origin.
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.