Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Resembling or characteristic of the confusion at Babel; characterized by noisy disorder; (especially of language) confused, incoherent.
Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From the name of Babel + -ish. On the use in sense 1 compare discussion at Babel.
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.