Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of various small flying insects found on apples or apple trees; (now) specifically the fly Rhagoletis pomonella (family Trypetidae), native to North America, the larva of which is the apple maggot.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Cyclopaedia.
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.