Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The right of a country at war to seize or destroy neutral property out of military necessity, provided that compensation is paid.
Late 19th century: from French angarie ‘chore, imposition’, from Italian or Latin angaria ‘forced service’, from Greek angareia, from angaros ‘courier’ (being liable to serve as the King's messenger), from Persian.
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.