Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A kind of three-pronged forceps used especially for the extraction of bullets.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Holme (1627–1700), herald painter. From the name of AlfonsoFerri, Italian surgeon + -ine, after French Alphonsin.
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.