Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The skua Stercorarius parasiticus, which occurs in three colour phases and breeds in the tundra and coastal moorlands of northern Eurasia and North America; also called (in N. America) parasitic jaeger.
Early 19th century.
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.