Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The hypothetical parent language of the Old English and Old Frisian languages; (also) the subdivision of the West Germanic language group containing Old English and Old Frisian.
1Of or relating to the hypothetical language Anglo-Frisian; (also) of or belonging to the West Germanic linguistic subgroup containing Old English and Old Frisian.
2Involving both England (or Britain) and Friesland.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Sweet (1845–1912), phonetician and comparative philologist. From Anglo- + Frisian. With use as adjective compare earlier Anglo-Friesic.
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.