Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A shot fired from an arquebus. Now historical.
2A lotion used to treat gunshot and other wounds. More fully "arquebusade-water". Now historical and in historical contexts.
Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). From arquebus + -ade.
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.