Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The period from one New Year's Day to another, as distinguished from the actual time taken by the earth in its annual revolution; a calendar or civil year.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Hearne (d. 1735), antiquary and diarist. After post-classical Latin annus artificialis.
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.