Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small grey-brown pyralid moth, Ephestia cautella, which is a cosmopolitan pest of stored food products, especially dried fruit, nuts, and seeds.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Kitto (1804–1854), writer and missionary.
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.