Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
That embellishes or decorates something with arabesque designs or patterns; that is shaped or patterned in an arabesque style; also in extended use.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in George Saintsbury (1845–1933), literary scholar and historian.
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.