Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Having been hit or destroyed by an atom bomb.Related atomic-bombed
1940s; earliest use found in Troy (New York) Record. From atom + bombed, after atom bomb. Compare atom-bomb and atom bombing.
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.