Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A corrosion-resistant brass containing about 73–6 per cent copper, 22–23.5 per cent zinc, and 2–3.5 per cent aluminium.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature.
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.