Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Carbonaceous material formed by charring animal matter (especially bone), and used as a black pigment and as a decolourizing agent.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Erasmus Darwin (1731–1802), physician and natural philosopher.
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.