Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A facility on a record player or (later more usually) a cassette player for automatically stopping operation once a record or cassette has played to the end, or when a cassette has finished rewinding or fast-forwarding.
1920s; earliest use found in Musical Times. From auto- + stop.
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.