Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(More fully "American olive tree") the devil-wood, Osmanthus americanus (family Oleaceae).
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Colin Milne (c1743–1815), Church of England clergyman and botanist.
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.