Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An outer fortification, especially one belonging to a city or castle; a barbican.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Andrew Willet (d. 1621), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist. From post-classical Latin antemurale bulwark, fortification (Vulgate) from classical Latin ante- + mūrus wall + -āle.
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.