Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A (typically automated) response to a transmitted message confirming receipt of the message and identifying the device which has received it; a device or system which issues such a response.
2(A) A responsive action. (b) A rejoinder, a reply.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in U.S. Patents. Partly from answer + back, and partly from answer + back.
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.