Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Inability, or loss of the ability, to speak, especially as a result of defective intelligence or cerebral disease; (in later use) specifically reduction in the amount of spontaneous speech or in the content of speech (as a symptom of schizophrenia).
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From French alogie, with remodelling of the ending after formations in -ia.
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.