Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The process of strengthening a tube, especially a gun barrel, by subjecting it to internal pressure high enough to enlarge the bore and push the inner metal (but not the outer metal) beyond its elastic limit.
Early 20th century. From auto- + frettage, after French autofrettage.
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.