Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
That has the characteristic shape or structure of a beehive, typically being honeycombed, channelled, or vaulted.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Cockeram (fl. 1623–1658), lexicographer. From classical Latin alveātus hollowed out in the form of a channel + -ed.
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.