Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In the feet of various arthropods, especially insects and mites: a membraneous pad or lobe located between the tarsal claws, assisting in gripping surfaces.
Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin arolium, of uncertain origin; perhaps from post-classical Latin arolius, arrolius roll of cloth from Spanish arrollar to roll, earlier form of arrojar + classical Latin -ius, suffix chiefly forming adjectives.
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.