Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(Freedom to introduce) deviation from verisimilitude, or from an original text, score, etc., for the sake of effect in an artistic work or performance.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Christian's 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.