Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An iron ore or iron-rich rock which contains substantial amounts of alum; specifically = alum shale.See also alum shale
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Peter Shaw (1694–1763), physician and author.
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.