Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A helmet of Italian origin introduced in the early 15th cent., consisting of a steel skull extending at the rear to form a narrow neck guard, wide hinged cheekpieces overlapping at the chin, and a small hinged pointed visor.
Early 16th century. From Middle French armet from Italian elmetto, with alteration by association with Middle French arme weapon.
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.