Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The identification of others with oneself; specifically (in later use) = alter-egoism.Related alter-egoism
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Frederick Olmsted (1822–1903). From alter ego + -ism, with insertion of t after egotism.
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.