Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Originally: a condition in which a person is unable to determine on which side of the body a stimulus has been applied. In later use: specifically a condition in which a stimulus applied or presented to one side of the body is perceived as occurring on the opposite side.
Late 19th century. From German Allocheirie from German allo- + ancient Greek χείρ hand + German -ie.
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.