Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of various diseases resulting in the presence of white or silvery patches on the skin; especially (in later use) psoriasis.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Bullein (c1515–1576), physician. From classical Latin alphos skin disease from ancient Greek ἀλϕός dull-white leprosy, especially on the face from the same Indo-European base as classical Latin albus white.
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.