Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A simplified form of English spelling devised by the Swedish philologist R. E. Zachrisson (1880–1937), and intended for use as an auxiliary orthography for learners of English.
1930s. From angl- (in Anglo-) + -ic.
Of or relating to the Angles, the Anglian kingdoms, or their languages; = Anglian.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Pinkerton (1758–1826), historian and poet. From post-classical Latin Anglicus English from classical Latin Anglus + -icus.
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.