Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A definition proposed as a logical analysis or elucidation of a given concept, expression, etc.
1940s. From analyse + -ans (after classical Latin present participles in -āns), after analysandum, on the model of such word pairs as determinans and determinandum, explicans and explicandum, etc.
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.