Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of several small trees of tropical and subtropical America; especially the saffron plum, Sideroxylon celastrinum (family Sapotaceae).
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Sprague Sargent (1841–1927).
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.