Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A kind of earthy clay originating in Armenia and typically coloured red by the presence of iron oxide, formerly used as a pigment, in tooth powders and other preparations, and medicinally.
Early 17th century. After post-classical Latin bolus armenus; compare earlier bole armeniac and Armeniac.
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.