Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In the ancient Greek or Roman world: a person who presides over the public games; a director or overseer of the games, responsible for organizing events, judging competitions, awarding prizes, etc.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Rollin's Ancient History of the Egyptians and Greeks. In some forms from post-classical Latin athlotheta from ancient Greek ἀθλοθέτης.
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.