Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A febrile disease accompanied by the presence of aphthae; (in later use) specifically = foot and mouth disease.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in William Hillary (1697–1763), physician.
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.