Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The prairie three-awn grass, Aristida oligantha, of North America, the growth of which, in Texas, is favoured by the red harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex barbatus.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Zoologist: a miscellany of natural history.
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.