Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A determination of geographical position, especially of an aircraft, by observation of the stars.
1940s; earliest use found in John Alexander Hammerton (1871–1949), author and editor of reference works.
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.