Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1historical The systematic use of the fingers and hands as a means of communication; a manual alphabet. Compare "dactylology", "chirology". Now historical.
Anatomy. The branch of anatomy dealing with the joints.
Mid 17th century. From arthro- + -logy.
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.