Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The description of the fixed stars; the determination of the positions of the stars; (in later use) specifically the use of an astrograph.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Benjamin Martin (bap. 1705, d. 1782), lecturer on science and maker of scientific instruments. From astro- + -graphy.
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.