Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A supporting post positioned at a corner of a timber-framed structure (now chiefly historical); (also) a connecting post positioned at the angle where two sections of fencing meet.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Peter Nicholson (1765–1844), architectural writer and mathematician.
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.