Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A rock, stone, or piece of rubble found in an alley and used as a missile.
rare A piece of horse manure; compare road apples (now rare and historical).
Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Indiana Evening Gazette.
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.