Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A game of Arabic origin, similar to draughts or nine-men's morris, played in Spain and other Spanish-speaking regions.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. From Spanish alquerque from Arabic al-qirq from al the + qirq, the name of a game similar to nine men's morris.
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.