Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A partisan or advocate of English (or British) interests in North America.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), revolutionary politician and president of the United States of America. Probably from Anglo- + man, punningly after Anglomane or its etymon French anglomane.
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.