Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Behaviour related to psychosexual development in which an emotional or erotic desire is satisfied by oneself.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Havelock Ellis (1859–1939), writer and sexologist. From auto- + erotism. Compare German Autoerotismus.
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.