Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who approaches something complex by examining it in relation to its constituent elements; especially a practitioner of analytical philosophy.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Humphry Davy (1778–1829), chemist and inventor.
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.