Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- US spelling of armoury
- ‘His fame rested above all on his ability to produce designs for tapestry, embroideries, stained glass, armory, and goldsmith work in the new classical idiom.’
Late Middle English: from Old French armoierie (see armoury).
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.