Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An attitude or psychological condition considered as particularly characteristic of Americans; especially a condition or state of nervous tension and fatigue, perceived particularly to affect Americans as a result of a stressful, hurried lifestyle (now chiefly historical).
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Gentleman's Magazine. From American + -itis.
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.