Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A man-made object made to imitate the appearance of an ear; (in later use) one made to perform some of the functions of the ear.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Peter Lowe (cc1550–1610), surgeon and founder of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
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.