Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Mediterranean oat, Avena sterilis, having hygroscopic hairy husks which may spontaneously twist in a lifelike manner once detached from the stalk; usually in plural (with plural or singular concord).
Late 18th century.
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.