Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A full-bodied dry red wine made from grapes dried after picking in the Valpolicella region of north-eastern Italy, characterized by a pungent, almost bitter taste.
1960s; earliest use found in The New York Times Magazine. From Italian amarone from amaro bitter + -one, augmentative suffix.
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.