Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A light blue pigment, identified by some early authors as containing copper, but in later use typically a weakened form of Prussian blue; the colour of this.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in The Sporting Magazine.
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.