Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In Spain: a wine dealer and stockholder who buys sherry directly from the producer and sells it on to bottlers or shippers.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Ford (1796–1858), art connoisseur and author. From Spanish almacenista warehouse owner from almacén warehouse, store + -ista.
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.