Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The condition of having unusually long and slender fingers and hands (and often toes and feet), associated especially with Marfan's syndrome and similar connective tissue disorders.
1920s; earliest use found in Journal Orthopaedic Surgery. From ancient Greek ἀράχνη spider + -o- + -dactyly, after French arachnodactylie.
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.