Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A device such as a crampon, piton, etc., used to assist a climber (ropes and other safety equipment typically not being classed in this way).
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine.
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.