Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A doll's house; (also occasionally) †a barometer or hygrometer in the form of a small house, from which dolls emerge to indicate changes of weather (obsolete).
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Henry Carey (1687–1743), poet and songwriter.
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.