Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(Originally) a contractual letter confirming an application for shares in a company has been successful; (now) a temporary certificate of share ownership, in receipt of payment for shares allocated from a new issue.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Morning Chronicle.
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.