Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Heraldic charges or devices depicted on an escutcheon or shield and used to identify a person, family, etc.; also occasionally in singular in same sense.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Edmund Bolton (?1575/5–?1634), antiquary and historian.
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.