Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A repository, especially of knowledge or information. Originally as the name of a dictionary encompassing several languages.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Baret (d. 1578), lexicographer. From classical Latin alveārium beehive, in post-classical Latin also hollow of the external ear from alveus + -ārium.
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.