Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1The part of a script, storyboard, etc., that is to be spoken (as opposed to camera or stage directions, or graphic elements).
2A spoken recording of a piece of writing; specifically a pre-recorded commentary for an audio guide or similar device.
3An automated electronic system that plays recorded information to a person calling a designated telephone number.
1950s; earliest use found in The New Yorker.
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.