Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The sport or activity of climbing high mountains, especially in the Alps, typically involving a small party and ascending from base to summit in a single stage.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Saturday Review. From Alpine + -ism, probably after French alpinisme or Italian alpinismo.
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.