Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who drives or uses an automobile; a motorist.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Pall Mall Gazette. From automobile + -ist, after French (now rare) automobiliste. Compare German (now rare) Automobilist.
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.