Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Behaviour and attitudes characteristic of or associated with the character George Babbitt; especially materialistic complacency and unthinking conformity.
1920s; earliest use found in Sinclair Lewis (1885–1951), novelist. From the name of George F. Babbitt + -ry.
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.