Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A length of cord or silk used to attach armour to a garment worn underneath; usually in plural.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Manners and Household Expenses of England.
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.