Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A cowrie, Cypraea arabica, whose shell is streaked and mottled with brown, found widely in the Indo-Pacific region; the shell of this.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in George Shaw (1751–1813), natural historian. After scientific Latin Cypraea arabica (Linnaeus Systema naturae (ed. 10, 1758) I. 718).
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.