Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1The mountain gazelle, Gazella gazella; specifically one of the subspecies G. g. cora, of the Arabian peninsula.
2An extinct gazelle (perhaps a distinct species) supposed to have existed in Saudi Arabia and its islands.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Taylor (1813–1892), minister of the United Presbyterian church, civil servant, 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.