Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used to indicate a date reckoned from 753 BC, the year of the foundation of Rome.‘765 AUC’
From Latin ab urbe condita ‘from the foundation of the city’, also anno urbis conditae ‘in the year of the foundation of the city’.
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.