Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Procreation; the action of producing offspring, either by means of sexual intercourse or (in later use also) reproductive technology.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Jefferson Hogg (1792–1862), biographer of Percy Bysshe Shelley. From baby + making.
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.