Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A petrel with white and dark brown plumage, Thalassoica antarctica, which breeds in Antarctica and on some adjacent islands.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Georg Forster (1754–1794), traveller and naturalist.
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.