Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Especially in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries: red ochre.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Phillip (fl. 1596–1619), translator. From Spanish almagre, † almagra (both 1250) from Arabic al-maġra from al the + maġra, variant of muġra red ochre.
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.