Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A computer system which automatically compares a fingerprint (of a suspect, from a crime scene, etc.) to those stored on a database, to determine if there is one that matches; abbreviated AFIS.
1960s; earliest use found in The New York Times.
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.