Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small cupboard or cabinet used for storing ecclesiastical vestments.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Thomas Smith (1766–1833), printmaker and draughtsman. From post-classical Latin almariolum small cupboard or chest, alteration of classical Latin armāriolum.
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.