Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A rounded, fleshy growth with an uneven surface on the skin of cattle, horses, etc.; a warty excrescence, a papilloma.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Alexander Montgomerie (c1550–1598), poet and courtier. Origin uncertain; perhaps a variant of anbury.
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.