Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(Originally) the codling moth, Cydia pomonella (family Tortricidae); (later, usually with distinguishing word) any of several other moths that are pests of apples.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Mavor (1758–1837), author and educationist.
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.