Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Medicine. Of or relating to visual examination of one's own organs or to direct examination of the larynx. Now historical.
Chiefly Psychology and Psychiatry. Of or relating to autoscopy.
Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From auto- + -scopic. In sense 1 arising from a mishearing of German orthoskopisch orthoscopic. In sense 2 after autoscopy.
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.