Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person likened to a builder of the Tower of Babel, especially in being arrogant or unrealistic.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Hugh Broughton (1549–1612), divine and Hebraist.
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.