Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A freshwater salmonid fish, Thymallus arcticus, found chiefly in North America and northern Eurasia, which closely resembles the grayling, T. thymallus.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Herbert (1807–1858), sportsman and writer.
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.